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Tver (Kalinin) Matryoshka Dolls

  • Kalinin (Tver) Maidens (Калининские Девочки). This set from Kalinin (Tver) isn't all that common. The decoration is outlined by poker-work and is different from Viatka (aka Kirov or Nolinsk), Semenov or Polkh-Maidan dolls. The doll features are very expressive. The linden wood is sturdier and colors are bright and thickly applied. This matryoshka was made in the mid-1980s. Red/black "Made in USSR" paper label on the bottom of the first doll.

    Kalinin Maidens [USSR 5pc]

    Kalinin (Tver) Maidens (Калининские Девочки). This set from Kalinin (Tver) isn't all that common. The decoration is outlined by poker-work and is different from Viatka (aka Kirov or Nolinsk), Semenov or Polkh-Maidan dolls. The doll features are very...
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  • Volzhanka from Tver  [Vintage Pink] Matryoshka Nesting Doll

    Volzhanka from Tver, Pink [Vintage]

    Volzhanka (Волжанка). This cute nesting doll from Kalinin is named after Russia's most famous river: The Volga. She is different in style from Viatka (aka Kirov or Nolinsk), Semenov or Polkh-Maidan dolls. The wood is linden and many of the decorative...
    $18.00
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  • "Sweetheart from  Tver"  [Vintage]

    "Sweetheart from Tver" [Vintage]

    Milashechka from Tver (Милашечка из Твери). This cute Kalinin (see below) matryoshka's name translated into English means "sweetheart". She is made from a somewhat thicker wood with many decorative elements which are painted with woodburnt (pyrographic)...
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  • "Sweetheart from Tver" [Vintage]

    "Sweetheart from Tver" [Vintage]

    Milashechka from Tver (Милашечка из Твери). This cute Kalinin (see below) matryoshka's name translated into English means "sweetheart". She is made from a somewhat thicker wood with many decorative elements which are painted with...
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  • Vintage Enhanced "Sweetheart from Tver" (ND-TVNN)

    Sweetheart from Tver [Vintage, Enhanced]

    Milashechka from Tver (Милашечка из Твери). This cute Kalinin (see below) matryoshka's name means "sweetheart". She is made from thicker wood with many decorative elements which are both painted and burnt in with a poker. What's unusual about her is that...
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  • Vintage Enhanced "Sweetheart from Tver" (ND-TVEA1)

    Sweetheart from Tver [Vintage, Enhanced]

    Milashechka from Tver (Милашечка из Твери). This cute Kalinin (see below) matryoshka's name means "sweetheart". She is made from thicker wood with many decorative elements which are both painted and burnt in with a poker. What's unusual about her is that...
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    Bogatyrs and the Heiress to the Throne (Богатыри и наследница престола) Matryoshka Doll from Kalinin (Tver)

    Kalinin Bogatyr Matryoshka

    Bogatyrs and the Heiress to the Throne (Богатыри и наследница престола). Vintage matryoshka from Kalinin (today Tver). Paint, woodburning, lacquer. "Made in USSR" red/black paper label. Circa mid-1980s or earlier. 4 nest, 6" to 1½". Like new...
    Was: $40.00
    Now: $35.00
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  • Tver  Chime Doll

    Tver Chime Doll

    Tver Maiden (Тверская Дева) Chime Doll. A mellifluous chime sound is emitted from this unusual Tver doll. This cute doll from Kalinin (today Tver) which was stylistically different from the other doll production centers such as Semenov, Viatka (Nolinsk),...
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  • Grandfather Frost Family. A mid-1990s set that was marketed as Kalinin's "author's matryoshka". Painted, woodburnt, lacquered. Delightful primary colors that are the hallmark of the Kalinin style.

    Grandfather Frost Family [Kalinin]

    Grandfather Frost Family. A mid-1990s set that was marketed as Kalinin's "author's matryoshka". The story is a bit convoluted, but here goes. Artist, or author, nesting dolls were in the ascension beginning the in late 1980s as traditional dolls, such as...
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