What they look like, their meaning, the way they are made, these are all interesting topics for discussions. Russia is the land of fairy tales, of stories and royal portraits. It is only normal that everyone should be fascinated with nesting dolls. The Matryoshka dolls are small and colorful, are full of small details and made of linden tree. But the most important thing about nesting dolls is that they have a secret, inside each of them there is a smaller one. This is the magic of this Russian toy.
Nesting dolls are very popular around the world and they can be used in many ways. They can be an excellent decoration or they can even have a practical purpose. For example, if you fill them with candy, they can make for great packages for edible wedding favors . However, few people could afford to use authentic nesting dolls as boxes for edible wedding favors . While there are a lot of fakes on the market, antique nesting dolls can be very valuable.
These objects are works of art and the passing of time can only make them even more valuable. What you need in order to make it in the antique business is a trained eye for bargains. Don’t go thinking that just because they are called dolls, the Matryoshka is just a toy. It can be a real collectors item, worth a great deal of money, if you know how to choose the right one. Here are some tips you could use if you are wondering how to become a professional collector.
First of all, you need to find out all there is about nesting dolls, meaning their history. When were they made for the first time and by whom, what were the original elements on their pattern and the colors used. This information can be gathered from the internet, if you like, because there are many collectors guidebooks, that are extremely helpful. Also, because it is such a powerful Russian symbol, you will certainly find relevant data in any Russian art dictionary. In order to be safe from scam, try finding out about the paint used in a certain period of time. In the antiquity business, knowing your materials, like wood, metal, paint, will secure you with the most valuable products there are. Today, in making the nesting dolls, artists use a particular paint, which is not similar to the one used in 1890, for example. These pieces of information are worth knowing, because Matryoshka dolls make great presents. For instance, such objects are widely regarded as unique gifts for your mom, especially if they have an antique value.
Also,if you are wondering where to start purchasing valuable nesting dolls the answer is anywhere. Of course that Russia is the best choice, but it is not the only one. The Matryoshka has been sold in many parts of the world, so it wouldn’t hurt to take a closer look, if you find nesting dolls in your trips. But Matryoshka collector items are usually hidden away in old vintage shops, that seem to crumble. As a tip, expensive nesting dolls are considered the ones that are from the time the URSS fell. So, do your homework well and find out the details that set them apart.
The restoring business comes hand in hand with antiques. You need to polish up some of the objects you find, without destroying their vintage look. Otherwise, they won’t last long. Cracks, stains, blemishes are some of the most common problems. That is why you need to know all about the making process of the nesting dolls, so you won’t ruin them instead of restoring.
These items are extremely popular, even though they have been around for such a long time. They are truly valuable in meaning, and some even in money. Not many are aware of the potential of these dolls, so you might have real chances in making profit, as long as you know what you are looking for. Given their lovely appearance and their potential value, you could consider these items for the upcoming Mother’s Day. If this year you want to offer something different, know that Matryoshka dolls do make unique mothers day gifts.