Kewpie Doll, Antique Composition, Rare Doll
Very rare and large, 1930’s. This is one of the rarest of all the Kewpie dolls. It has some professional restoration to the head, and I have cleaned the body and redressed the doll. In the 40 years I was in the antique doll business, I saw one of these dolls all mint and original, and this is how it was dressed– in real Swiss organdy with real silk ribbon trim and ties on the wrists and ankles, so I have copied that dress the best memory allows. She is very large. Her head circumference is 20″, sitting she is 16″ tall, and if her legs are stretched out she is about 22″, but the body is designed to sit. A wonderful addition to any Kewpie collection!
If you are a Kewpie fan this will add to your collection. I have seen a few of these on eBay, they are generally in poor condition and always have some ugly clothes on. One had had the head removed from the original stuffed body and put onto a large body from a regular composition doll with compo arms and legs. That was/is a put together doll, not how it originally came. Included with this doll is the book, “Kewpies, Dolls and Art” by Jon Axe ( hardcover). The book has been gently used but is in good condition.
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If you have questions about this doll please feel free to call me at 360-836-7556between 12 NOON AND 10 PM, You may also email me and I will get back to you promptly.
There are no refunds or exchanges on my items, so please ask questions if you have them BEFORE you buy. These are the terms of my sales. I will be adding additional photos of the doll undressed shortly but wanted to get her on so you could enjoy her.