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This item qualifies for "CSPIA: Child Friendly" designation. It was painted at the Golden Cockerel workshop (not cottage industry) with paints that we have certified as non-toxic through expensive 3rd party testing. This item doesn't have attachments which might break off under stress and produce sharp edges.
Warning: Nesting dolls with small parts present a choking hazard. The primary safety concern with nesting dolls is that many of them contain small parts that might cause an infant to choke. Therefore, very few nesting dolls are appropriate for children 3 years of age, or younger. Please do not let your children put nesting dolls into their mouths!
100% Natural Linden Wood
CSPIA: Child Friendly
Small parts, not children under 3 years.
This five-piece nesting doll illustrates Charles Dickens's beloved classic "A Christmas Carol in Prose". Open each piece to watch Scrooge's transformation from miser to merry man. The largest doll in the set is "double-sided" in that the miserly Scrooge is depicted on one side, but the Spirit of Christmas Present in on the other. The Spirit of Christmas Past and Spirit of Christmas Future find their way onto dolls #2 and #3, while benefactor Scrooge bringing a turkey to Bob Cratchet's house is depicted on the 4th doll. The smallest doll is none other than Tiny Tim himself. God bless us, everyone!Production Techniques: Hand Painting/ Decoupage. This nesting doll was carved in the Upper Volga region, the Russian center of nesting doll carving. The carved pieced were assembled, doll inside a doll, then delivered to the Golden Cockerel workshop in St. Petersburg, Russia. Our artists first hand paint the background, then apply various detailed elements, such as faces, which we print on a very thin vinyl adhesive. Such elements are reproduced original works of art we make specifically for nesting doll design. It is the artist’s magic brush that blends the two forms of artwork together into a unified piece. 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. The bottom of the largest doll gets stamped with Golden Cockerel’s “Made in Russia” mark of nesting doll quality, initialed by the artist, and dated like a true collectible. We can only hope you will give it a good home.