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Matryoshka Art Dolls ($199-$100)

A wide variety of art (author) dolls from Sergiev-Posad and Moscow. Many are vintage with an emphasis on dolls from the 1990s, when freedom of expression was given full reign after decades of suppression under Soviet rule. Here you will find exquisite art dolls, dolls with fairy tales and children's stories, animal tales, beautiful dolls and specialties such as political dolls, Royal dolls with exquisite portraiture, chess dolls, seasonal dolls and just plain unique dolls. 

  • Woman's Festive Costume Art Matryoshka

    Woman's Festive Costume Art Matryoshka

    Woman's Festive Costume (Женский праздничный костюм). Costumes painted by the artist are based on 19th century festive clothing from the Tverskaya guberniya (Тверская губерния) north of Moscow. Pretty colorful blue-eyed matryoshka maidens are painted...
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  • Icons (Иконы). An early icon doll from 1989 from roughly two years before the collapse of the Soviet Union.

    Icons Nesting Doll

    Icons (Иконы). This nesting doll exemplifies changes that were occuring under the Mikhail Gorbachev regime, which emphasized glasnost' and perestroika (openess and reform). Icons held by the nuns include the angel from the Trinity, John the Baptist,...
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  • Crows from Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events

    Crows from Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events

    Crows (Вороны). Inspired by Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events, this set is an original artist design, and not, by any stretch of the imagination, a standard tourist doll sold in the marketplaces in Russia, nor was it made in China (don't...
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  • Konyok Gorbunok Artistic Fairy Tale Matryoshka Doll

    Konyok Gorbunok [Конёк Горбунок]

    Konyok Gorbunok (Конёк горбунок). Also known as The Little Humpbacked Horse, the art comes from the rhyming fairy by Pyotr Pavlovich Yershov (Пётр Павлович Ершов ) (1815-1869). The allegorical story emphasizes trust and friendship. The magical horse...
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    Cossack Motifs (Казачьи мотивы).

    Cossack Motifs

    Cossack Motifs (Казачьи мотивы). A tour-de-force fully painted gem of a doll based on the culture, traditions and people known as the Don Cossacks (Донские казаки). Among their more famous members are Mikhail Sholokhov, whose novel, "And Quiet Flows the...
    MSRP: $200.00
    Was: $200.00
    Now: $125.00
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