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  • Marina Tsvetaeva Birch Painting

    Marina Tsvetaeva Small Birch Painting

    Portrait of Marina Ivanovna Tsvetaeva (Портрет Марины Ивановны Цветаевой). Marina Tsvetaeva (1892-1941) is one of two poetesses of Russia's "Silver Age" (the other is Anna Akhmatova). Marina led a complicated life. She was married to the poet Sergey...

    $30.00
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  • Novgorod Birch Bark Art

    Novgorod Birch Bark Art

    Novgorod "Kolibelnaya" Lullaby (Колыбельная) is the title of this original birch bark picture of a mother and child dressed in medieval Novgorodian attire. The pose is that of an icon, specifically, the Mother of God of Kazan. She looks into the distance...

    $45.00
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  • Spinner Metal Plate or Tray

    Spinner Metal Plate or Tray

    Spinner (Пряха). A young girl sits on a decorated bench and spins a shirt from out of fine thread. A nearby basket holds her spindles and a small duck "kovsch", which would hold small items, is also at her feet. She has on a green traditional Slavic...

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    Church of St. Nicholas on the Embankment

    Church of St. Nicholas on the Embankment

    The Nikolo-Naberezhnaya Church or Church of St. Nicholas on the Embankment (Церковь Николы Набережного). An elegant and artistic wall hanging was delicately made using pyrography, or decoration by wood burning. Titled and signed "Церковь Николы...

    $65.00 $48.00
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    "Lubok" Painted Cutting Board

    "Lubok" Painted Cutting Board

    Cutting Board "Chicken Thief". Painted in the Lubok graphic style. If this type of art is appealing to you, then you are in luck! We have this one-of-a-kind unusual decorative cutting board in the style of the "lubok" (лубо́к, лубо́чная картинка), which...

    $45.00 $35.00
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  • Tsarist and Civil War Currency in an oak frame

    Tsarist and Civil War Currency in an oak frame

    3 Ruble Banknote from Tsarist Russia (Nicholas II). Signatures of Shipov (Bank President) and Barishev (Cashier). Together with 3 Ruble Civil War issue from Rostov on Don, South Russia. These were issued by the State Bank. Genuine currency...

    $40.00
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  • Misha Bear Olympic Mascot Bath Toy

    Misha Bear Olympic Mascot Bath Toy

    Misha Olympic Bear (Олимпийский Мишка). Misha Bear, the XXII Olympics of 1980, was designed by children's book illustrator Victor Alexandrovich Chizhikov (1935-2020). Many souvenirs were manufactured for the ill-fated Moscow games. This unusual rubber...

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    Soldier Drummer Bogorodsk Toy

    Soldier Drummer Bogorodsk Toy

    Soldier Drummer (Солдат-барабанщик). He is dressed in the uniform of the War of 1812. When you swing the ball, he raises his arms and plays the drum. Nicely carved, painted and lacquered, circa mid-1990's. 7¼" x 4½". 1 only.

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  • Ivan Goroshko Fairy Tale Painted Panel (Belarus)

    Ivan Goroshko Fairy Tale Painted Panel (Belarus)

    Ivan-Goroshko (Іван-Гарошка). Katygoroshko is a legendary bogatyr-hero of Kievan Rus', found in Russian, Ukrainian and Belarusian folk tales. In Belarus he goes by Pokatygoroshek or Katygoroshek. He also goes by Ivan-Goroshko (Іван-Гарошка).The painting...

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  • Solovetsky Monastery Carved Wall Plaque

    Solovetsky Monastery Carved Wall Plaque

    Transfiguration of Jesus Christ Solovetsky Monastery (Спасо-Преображенский Соловецкий Монастырь). It is located in the village of Solovetsky, Primorsky District, Arkhangelsk Region on Solovetsky Island in the White Sea. Heavy, high-relief wood carving...

    $89.00
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  • Three Bogatyrs Hammered Copper Plaque

    Three Bogatyrs Hammered Copper Plaque

    Three Bogatyrs (Три богатыря). Artistic hammered copper plaque made at the Experimental Plant (Опытно Экспериментальный Завод) in Kiev (Киевский горместпром, which is short for городской отдел местной промышленности, or dept. of city industry) in 1976...

    $55.00
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  • Moscow Skyline (SR-90)

    Moscow Skyline

    Moscow Skyline. An unusual heavy silumin (aluminum-silicon alloy) metal casting in high relief showing the cupolas and towers of the Kremlin in Moscow. 8¼" x 9". Excellent condition. Paper lable with description and information has been lost. 1...

    $25.00
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  • Tower and Buildings Carved Wall Plaque

    Tower and Buildings Carved Wall Plaque

    Tower and Buildings Carved Wall Plaque. An unfamiliar (to us) group of buildings carved into pieced together pine. What appears to be a tower in the foreground has some neoclassical architecture behind it. To the right of the tower is a wall with trees...

    $24.00
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  • Pskov Kremlin Wall Decor

    Pskov Kremlin Wall Decor

    Pskov Kremlin (Псковский Кремль). The Pskov Kremlin (i.e., Krom) is the core of the Pskov fortress. It is a majestic architectural monument whose roots go back 1000 years, first as earthen ramparts, then wooden, and finally stone fortifications. The...

    $35.00
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  • Pskov Kremlin Wall Decor

    Pskov Kremlin Wall Decor

    Pskov Kremlin (Псковский Кремль). The Pskov Kremlin (i.e., Krom) is the core of the Pskov fortress. It is a majestic architectural monument whose roots go back 1000 years, first as earthen ramparts, then wooden, and finally stone fortifications. The...

    $20.00
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    At the Banya Bears Bogorodsk

    At the Banya Bears Bogorodsk

    Bears at the Banya (Медведи в бане). Bogorodsk toy with the bears atop two levers which are pulled back and forth. This creates the movement that allows one to smack the other with a venik  (веник)., or special bath broom These are bundles of oak or...

    $24.00 $18.95
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  • Leopold the Cat [Tver]

    Leopold the Cat [Tver]

    Leopold the Cat (Кот Леопольд). Tver Figure. Handmade traditional folk toy made of wood and paint. Based on the Russian animated short film series about an amiable and prudent cat who always wears a bow tie. Leopold's catchphrase is "Kids, let's all get...

    $12.95
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  • Khokhloma Peeler (KH/V87)

    Vegetable Peeler with Khokhloma Handle

    Vegetable Peeler with Khokhloma  Handle. One in the line of hand painted Khokhloma handle kitchenware. Though we see knives, forks, spoons, etc., this is the only peeler that we've come across. Circa 1990-2000. 7¼" in length. Clear...

    $12.00
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  • Pink Rose Easter Egg

    Pink Rose Easter Egg

    Pink Rose (Розовая роза). A young Russian maiden holds a single rose in her hands, a symbol of gratitude. Detailed painting with subtle shades of coral, rosewood and hickory on polished wood with a glossy lacquer finish. Comes with its own matching...

    $29.95
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  • Playmates [Tver]

    On the See-Saw [Tver]

    On the See-Saw (На качелях).  Traditional handmade Tver toy depicting a little girl on a see-saw with her friend, Koshka. Playful Russian arts and crafts piece with enhancements that include wood burning and painting. 1990's. 4" x 6½" x 2". 1...

    $19.95
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