Characters of different folk tales – glass ornaments

Characters of different folk tales – glass ornaments

Here are some vintage glass ornaments from popular Russian old folk tales: “Sister Alenushka and Brother Ivanushka “, “Yemelya and the Pike “, “Magic Ring ” and “Kolobok”.

Sister Alenushka and Brother Ivanushka

This Russian folk tale is about Sister Alenushka and her naughty youngest brother Ivanushka, the wicked witch and the kind merchant.

Ivanushka did not listen to his sister and drank water from a bewitched goat hoof pool.

He drunk and transmuted into a little white goat.

Anyway, like many other Russian fairy tales, the story ends with a happy conclusion.

Sister Alyonushka with a little goat. 108mm. (1950-60s).

1. Sister Alyonushka with a little goat. 108mm. (1950-60s).

Sister Alyonushka with a little goat. 108mm. (1950-60s).

2. Sister Alyonushka with a little goat. 108mm. (1950-60s).

Alyonushka.  108mm.  (1950-60s)

3. Alyonushka.  108mm.  (1950-60s)

Yemelya and the Pike

There are three different versions of this fairy folk tale.

Anyway, the main characters of all these three versions are a lazy village young man Yemelya and the Magic Pike.

The Pike helps Yemelya in his adventures. 

The fairy tale ends with a wedding Yemelya to the king’s/tzar’s daughter Mary.

Yemelya with the Magic Pike. 102mm. (1970s)

4. Yemelya with the Magic Pike. 102mm. (1970s)

Yemelya. 80mm. (1980s)

5. Yemelya. 80mm. (1980s)

Magic Pike. 108mm. (1970s)

6. Magic Pike. 108mm. (1970s)

Magic Ring

O. E. Ozarovskoy wrote this fairy tale in 1920.

The main characters of the Magic Ring are a simple village lad named Ivan, a cat Masha that could speak in a human voice, a speaking dog Zsuzsa and a magic snake Skarapeya.

Ivan with a cat Masha. 108mm. (1960s).

 7. Ivan with a cat Masha. 108mm. (1960s).

Kolobok

Kolobok was a traditional Russian and Ukrainian yellow ball-like bread.

It is both a Russian and Ukrainian popular folk tale with the same name.

An old woman cooked a Kolobok for her old husband.

Suddenly, the Kolobok came to life and escaped from the old woman and her husband’s home.

Kolobok met various animals (hare, wolf, and bear) who tried to eat it.

However, Kolobok had the good luck to escape from these animals until a crafty fox caught and ate Kolobok.

Kolobok. 75mm. (1960-70s)

8. Kolobok. 75mm. (1960-70s)

 Old Woman. 102mm. (1960-70s)

9. Old Woman. 102mm. (1960-70s)

Old Man.  102mm. (1960-70s)

10. Old Man.  102mm. (1960-70s)