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Russian Dymkovo Toys

$55

$55

Features

  • A historic bit of Russian craftsmanship, these small toys have long been made in the village of Dymkovo near Kirov. They are fashioned of clay that has first been fired, then whitewashed and hand painted in matte-finish tempera. They are topped off with distinctive ruffles, flourishes and touches of gold leaf. The colours are truly special – brilliant geometrics in unexpected, joyous combinations that are utterly mesmerizing. We especially love those dots! There are turkeys, roosters and chickens, and frankly we’d like to see them massed together in the most exuberant aviary ever. Artisan finds from our cabinet of curiosities. No two alike.

Dimensions

  • approx. 2.75” – 4”H

Details

  • Painted and gilded pottery. Made in Russia.
  • Vintage and artisan-made pieces may contain slight irregularities and imperfections denoting the presence of the artist's hand and/or the passing of time.