Girl with a Samovar Nesting Never-Fall Doll
|Material||gouache, lacquer, wood|
|Height||5.3'' (13.5 cm)|
|Picture / color||hand-painted|
This charming souvenir combines two famous Russian toys - a Matryoshka nesting doll and a never-fall doll (often also called roly-poly and tumbler).
Samovar is an ancient device for boiling water which is considered a Russian household item all around the world. Matryoshka, first made in the 18th century, is the queen among Russian souvenirs. This never-fall doll united these two elements. Hand-painted using gouache and lacquer this unique toy is a perfect example of Russian folk handmade arts and crafts. It makes a bright and charming decoration for children's rooms and a memorable gift for a child and adult.