Friday, January 17, 2014
Vintage Kewpie Dolls
Last week I found this Kewpie Doll at a local Goodwill. She is dressed in a pink crochet dress and cap. I thought she would be perfect for a Pink Saturday post. She is a little over 7" tall and has the # 11 on the back of her head but no other identifying marks. I believe she is vinyl. She had a 99 cent price tag! So I quickly added her to my shopping cart.
According to my reading, Kewpie Dolls became popular when Rose O'Neill wrote a comic strip featuring baby cupids called Kewpies in the early 1900's. First dolls were bisque and celluloid. Later they were made of rubber and vinyl. These dolls do not have the wings on their backs.
When I got the dolls home, I remembered that I had purchased two smaller Kewpies a few years ago. I found them in my studio. These little ones weren't dressed. They measure 3" and 4" and are also vinyl. You can see their wings below.
Maybe I'll add these dolls to my Valentine decorations this year since they are "Little Cupids".
I am linking to Beverly's Pink Saturday. Please stop by here blog to see other interesting Pinks.