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A10019 Kewpie dolls (13), and cane, celluloid / nylon / cotton / glitter / bamboo, unknown maker, probably made in Taiwan, 1950-1959. Click to enlarge.

Kewpie dolls possibly made in Taiwan

Made
Thirteen kewpie dolls made of moulded plastic, with painted facial features. The dolls are decorated with gold glitter and dressed in various brightly coloured cotton and netting materials. Each doll is attached to a cane walking stick, with one extra cane which is not attached to a doll.

Parts of this object

Summary

Object No.

A10019

Object Statement

Kewpie dolls (13), and cane, celluloid / nylon / cotton / glitter / bamboo, unknown maker, probably made in Taiwan, 1950-1959

Physical Description

Thirteen kewpie dolls made of moulded plastic, with painted facial features. The dolls are decorated with gold glitter and dressed in various brightly coloured cotton and netting materials. Each doll is attached to a cane walking stick, with one extra cane which is not attached to a doll.

Marks

Stamped on back "MADE IN [TAIWAN]"

Production

History

Notes

The kewpie dolls were originally sold at side shows at the Royal Easter Show.

Source

Credit Line

Purchased 1984

Acquisition Date

20 March 1984

Cite this Object

Harvard

Kewpie dolls possibly made in Taiwan 2021, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 8 December 2021, <https://ma.as/168187>

Wikipedia

{{cite web |url=https://ma.as/168187 |title=Kewpie dolls possibly made in Taiwan |author=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences |access-date=8 December 2021 |publisher=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, Australia}}

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