Mini Semenov Matryoshka ((Машенька). Mashenka (accent on "Ma") is the diminutive form of the name Mary. For those who appreciate an unusual Semenov matryoshka from a bygone era, this little doll fits the bill. Each doll is a smaller version of the previous one and the faces and fingers on every doll are painstakingly painted. They are are not what is currently produced in Russia or elsewhere (China, anyone?). Vintage dolls reflect a now vanished era when artists painted for the sake of the art and for each other, and not for a "bottom line".
This Mashenka doll was made sometime in the 1970's and has the round paper "Made in the USSR" export label on the bottom of the first doll. 4 nest, 2¼" down to ¾". Very good condition. 1 only, as shown.