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Marina Bychkova’s Enchanted Dolls


Enchanted Dolls

The Enchanted Dolls are 13.5 inch tall fully-articulated ball-jointed dolls created by Russian artist Marina Bychkova. She credits the inspiration for her dolls to famed German artist Sulamith Wülfing, whose work she discovered in 2002.

While most of Bychkova's works are porcelain structured with a unique spring system rather than conventional stringing, a limited number of cast resin Enchanted Dolls have been available.

Enchanted Doll pricing

The artist has long since ceased to offer the option of ordering a nude doll as she had done when first starting out. For the last several years her work is available through certain shows and galleries, with an occasional special costumed doll auctioned through eBay.

At this time the best chance of acquiring a particular doll is either during a show or through the secondary market. Expect to pay around $5000 to $7000 CDN for a second-hand resin doll, and in excess of $20000 CDN for a porcelain nude. The rare costumed dolls can easily go for more if one should come up for sale.

Paris Doll Expo (2008)

Artfair21 (2009)

Strychnin Gallery (2009)

Villa Terrace Museum (2009)

Dragonspace Gallery in Vancouver (FEB 2010)

Fragility at Strychnin Gallery (JUN 2010)

Strychnin Gallery (AUG 2010)

Strychnin Gallery (SEP 2010)

Artfair21 (2010)

Strychnin Gallery (07 OCT 2011)

Exhibition in Russia (2011)

Strychnin Gallery (APR 2012)

Strychnin Gallery (MAY 2013)

Strychnin Gallery (July 2013)

Spectrum Fantastic Art Live (May 2014)

eBay auctions

Direct sale from Marina

Other dolls

Enchanted Doll measurements


  • Height: 34cm
  • Wig size: 4/5
  • Circumference of head: 12cm
  • Circumference of chest: 12.7cm
  • Circumference of waist: 8.5cm
  • Circumference of hips: 14.5cm
  • Circumference of wrist: 2.5cm
  • Circumference of ankle: 3.5cm
  • Length of arm: 13.5cm
  • Length from waist to heel: 21cm
  • Foot size: 3.2cm

  • Height: 34cm
  • Wig size: 4
  • Circumference of head: 10.16cm
  • Circumference of chest: 11.4cm
  • Circumference of waist: 8cm
  • Circumference of hips: 13.8cm
  • Circumference of wrist: 2.5cm
  • Circumference of ankle: 3.5cm
  • Length of arm: 10.3cm
  • Length from hip to heel: 17.3cm
  • Foot size: 3.1cm

Enchanted Doll accessories

If you enjoy the look of Marina’s costumed dolls, watch the secondary market for the metal accessories she has previously created for her dolls. She has cast corsets, crowns, and even shoes from both silver and bronze, all of which are sized for her dolls. Sadly, she is no longer producing these items for general sale.


Esther Name: Esther.
Model: European sculpt.
Medium: resin.
Skin tone: normal.
Eyes: 6mm Tallina's in Violet (glass).
Hair: white mohair.
Customizations: painted by previous owner.
Head & neck markings: "Enchanted Doll" (on head), "Enchanted Doll MB" (on neck).
Notes: Esther is one of 100 resin Enchanted Dolls. She is from the first batch of Resin orders from the waiting list.
Miina Name: Miina.
Model: unique Enchanted Doll.
Medium: porcelain.
Skin tone: white.
Eyes: brown (painted).
Hair: white silk.
Customizations: none.
Neck markings: "2009 NUDE ED MB".
Notes: Miina is a unique doll created by Marina Bychkova for the 2009 Enchanted Doll Forum “Marina’s Birthday” contest. She is a modified version of the Ruby mold with larger eyes.

Enchanted Dolls: the book

Enchanted Doll Enchanted Doll by Marina Bychkova: Marina’s artbook about her dolls. It is presently in its fourth edition in three languages (Russian, Chinese, and English), including special limited artist’s editions. It includes full-colour photos of her dolls to time of printing for each edition, and each edition has slightly different sets of exclusive photos.

These books can be difficult to find since many are out of print. Some great places to buy used books online include:

Further reading

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Official links

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