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Matryoshka Art Dolls ($99-$198)

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. 

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    Rooster Girl Matryoshka

    Rooster Girl Matryoshka

    Rooster Girl (Девушка с петухом). Delicately and carefully painted rooster girl is an affectionate homage to the very first Russian matryoshka doll (see below). Wood burnt and painted in a wide range of colors. The first, or head, doll is a young girl...

    $175.00 $149.00
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  • Pascha (Easter)

    Pascha (Easter)

    Parish Priest and Parishioners at Easter. A bespectacled priest holds a red egg initialed XB (ХРИСТОС ВОСКРЕС, i.e. Christ Has Risen). Behind him is a birch fence. He is followed by a parishioners who carry an icon, a towel with bread, a candle and...

    $180.00
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    Winter Games Artistic Matryoshka

    Winter Games Artistic Matryoshka

    Winter Games. Beautiful and captivating paintings create alluring winter scenes. Watercolors finished with a high gloss lacquer. Enhanced with raised beads on each piece giving it a pleasant tactile feel. New condition. Signed by the artist in Russian:...

    $165.00 $149.00
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    Vintage Carved Relief "Christ and Saints"

    Vintage Carved Relief "Christ and Saints"

    Vintage Carved Relief "Christ and Saints".  The work on this set is very fine. Quality sets such as these do not surface often these days, and not that many were made in the first place. The wood is choice linden and the maker has tastefully left...

    $175.00 $160.00
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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...

    $200.00 $149.00
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    Gzhel Motifs from Khotkovo

    Tale of The Priest and his Worker Balda (Сказка о попе и о работнике его Балде) was written in verse by Pushkin in 1830. A short summary of the plot, and on which the paintings on the doll is based on, follows. A shiftless priest goes to the...

    $250.00 $189.00
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    Russian National Costume Art Matryoshka Doll

    Russian National Costume Art Matryoshka Doll

    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...

    $150.00 $125.00
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  • Golden Ring Artistic Matryoshka

    Golden Ring Artistic Matryoshka

    Golden Ring (Золотое кольцо). An Orthodox elder monk (старецъ) with azure eyes displays the churches of the "Golden Ring", a ring of towns and cities of great antiquity that lie northeast of Moscow. The head doll leads off with the famous...

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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...

    $225.00 $175.00
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