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Frog Prince Nesting Doll Set of 5 3" tall
Dare you trust this frog, so eager to be loved that "KISS ME" is written on his heart? Will he turn into your prince? Or will you, like the other 4 frogs inside him, turn into yet another lady frog in waiting?


 
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Dare you trust this frog, so eager to be loved that "KISS ME" is written on his heart? Will he turn into your prince? Or will you, like the other 4 frogs inside him, turn into yet another lady frog in waiting?

Production Techniques: Hand Painting. This doll was carved in the Upper Volga region, then delivered to the Golden Cockerel workshop in St. Petersburg , Russia . Our artists painstakingly hand paint every detail, beginning with backgrounds and moving to the finer elements that require a brush of very select Siberian squirrel hair. It is daunting to think of the time and talent invested in each of the nesting pieces! Finally we baptize each doll in multiple layers of non-toxic water-based lacquer to make a marvelous matryoshka that will delight children and collectors.

Interestingly, the concept of the nesting doll came from China in the 19th century.  They evolved from the invention of the nested box, the first dolls were thinly turned and grotesquely lacquered with the smallest doll being a grain of rice.  The art went west and Russia who made 70 of them out of a Lime Tree and displayed them at the World's Fair in Paris in the 1920's.  Factories opened in Germany and Poland, the Russian and Polish thrived.  Russia took their doll making to an art form while Poland enjoyed them as toys.
Features
  • Size 3" to .5" - 8cm x 1.25cm
  • Not for children under age 4 - Small pieces may be swallowed


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