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    Posted 5 years ago

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    Ok, so I found a Russian Matryoshka Doll and snatched it up bacause as I was growing up, my mother had one that had maybe 2 or 3 dolls. When I saw the size of this one, I knew there were more than that (she stands a little over 6" tall and is about 5.5" diameter) plus I have had others that sell well.

    Aka- nesting dolls, babushka dolls, nesting dolls. These are made the same way the very first one was techniques have changed since 1890. These are great learning tools for children about the close nit family, teaches them hand eye co-ordination, counting, tells stories and so on.

    Does anyone know the signature? I can't seem to read it.
    This one has 10 and I can not for the life of me figure out the "story" she's telling. I don't know what the depiction of the painting is on the first (largest) doll. Is it a Prince Ivan and the frog princess? That's what I'm beginning to believe as the 2nd doll has a painting of a young man and a frog. But then we come to the next and it's of a girl with a bunny rabbit and carrots. The 4th doll has the two together with a musical instrument I can't for the life of me remember what it's called and the 5th has a painting of a young man looking at a crown...Ohhh, you know what, I think I just got it because in the story the prince goes back for the princess that almost married another man but when the prince came back they took off together in a hurry, so I bet that's her crown that fell off! (Now how is that a good story to tell children, lol) Hurry up before he gets here!!! Yes, I read the whole story. I like to be as accurate as possible when selling so there is no doubt when someone wants something. My no surprised approach ;) and if there is a surprise, it's usually to their benefit, which is fine with me.

    I just didn't realize the values of some of these dolls either. I think the highest one I saw was over 5g! I know that's not this one but if anyone here knows if I'm right or wrong about the story, could you please take a look to let me know if it may be something else?

    Your time and effort is really appreciated!

    Thanks all!

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    1. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 5 years ago
      If closer photos of the first 5 would help, I will do that. The rest of them simply have flowers.
    2. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 5 years ago
      Thanks for the love BB2!
    3. racer4four racer4four, 5 years ago
      That's such a great set! Big family, and detailed painting. Can't help with the story sorry.
    4. antiquerose antiquerose, 5 years ago
      Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww.......Cute !!
    5. bijoucaillouvintage bijoucaillouvintage, 5 years ago
      Wow, how minuscule do they get! That's so cute. I love their shape too, these are a bit more rounded than others I have seen.
    6. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 5 years ago
      These are wonderful!
    7. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 5 years ago
      Thank you Karen for the love and always cool comment! Much appreciated ;)
    8. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 5 years ago
      Thanks Rose for the love and cutsie comment, the w's in your comment are what it feels like when you open it over and over and over!!! haha
    9. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 5 years ago
      bcv- You're right, I forgot to say that the smallest one is about 1/8th of an inch. It's itty bitty! And, I thought the same thing that it was a bit rounder! Thank you for stopping in!
    10. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 5 years ago
      Thank you Bonnie, I appreciate you stopping by to see her, them the family ;)
    11. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 5 years ago
      Thanks everyone for stopping in...always appreciated!

      Manikin - probably the only kind of doll not in your area ;) ty
      betweenthelens - a photographer, eh? Cool name!
    12. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 5 years ago
      Inky! I had to come back because I realized I had not added your name! I would never forget you!!! ;) Thanks for stopping in...xoxo
    13. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 5 years ago
      Thank you Kevin, Caper, Vintagelamp and lavo17 for the love! Much appreciated!
    14. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 5 years ago
      That musical instrument is an Accordion by the way! Found a real one in my fav pawn shop! Did not buy it tho...haha
    15. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 5 years ago
      Thanks for the love Phil! Always appreciated ;)

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