Label: Matreoschkas (a common name for a Russian woman). Its history is linked with S. Malyutin, a famous designer from the Talshkino circle. His designs gave rise to the first painted, lathe-turned wood doll in 1890s.
Pollock’s Toy Museum takes its name from Benjamin Pollock, the last of the Victorian Toy Theatre printers. This small London museum was set up in 1956 from stock of Benjamin Pollock Ltd.