Semenov "Cavalier" Bottle Holder (Футляр для бутылки "Кавалер"). Vintage item from the Semenov workshop circa 1970-1980. The "suitor" wearing a bright red service cap holds a floral bouquet. A delightful pattern of "fingerprints" is painted onto the top of the cap. All classic Semenov colors and elements include india ink black eyes and eyebrows on a wooden background, bright cheeks, and a small mouth with scarlet lips. Also called a Shtof matryoshka (Штоф матрешка) as a bottle of spirits fits snugly inside. Made from three pieces of wood and opens from the center. 14" tall. In near fine condition. 1 only.