Nurseryland Kewpie Doll

Country
Australia
State/Province
Victoria
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Description
Nurseryland Kewpie Doll, Black plastic doll with blue plastic fixed eyes. Arms are articulated at the shoulder.
Classification
CH classification TOYS Dolls plastic
Production place
Measurements
L150 x W110 x H265 mm
Media/Materials description
Plastic
Signature/Marks
<Cast on back > 'NURSERY LAND \ CAT. NO.3/61'
History and use
This Nurseryland Kewpie Doll was made by L & I Glenn Pty Ltd in Hawthorne, Victoria. It is an important representation of Australian toy making as few black coloured dolls were manufactured.

Kewpie Dolls are based on the illustrations of Rose O'Neill. The dolls were highly popular in the early 1900s and were produced in Germany, Belgium, France and later in Japan.

The Kewpie Doll is also one of the earliest examples of mass toy manufacturing.

Uploaded to the Web 27 May 2011.
Registration number
H43369

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