This large, vintage, celluloid doll is ready for winter dressed in a beautiful knit outfit. The doll is all celluloid with molded hair and painted mouth and blue eyes. The head, arms and legs are jointed. There are no marks to identify the maker or origin but I am told it is probably Norwegian manufactured at Sanvika Dukkefabrikk in Modum. The three piece outfit appears to be nicely handmade. Apparently the sweater pattern is known as Marius-genser and was designed in connection with the 1952 winter Olympics held in Oslo. It was named after Marius Eriksen, a Norwegian skier who participated in the Olympics and brother of gold medal winner Stein Eriksen, who later had success as a professional skier in the USA. The pattern was sold to Sandnes Garn AS and is still very popular in Norway.
It is quite a large doll measuring about 19" tall and is in very good condition with minimal wear. The area around the neck is light in color which looks like stress and there is a small dent there as well. Email if you'd like more pictures.
The pictures are not shown at actual size. Please refer to the description for actual measurements.
Don't forget to check out the other antique and collectible dolls and toys in our shop!
Use the shipping calculator to determine shipping costs HOWEVER, we use FedEx instead of UPS and the shipping could be less. Foreign shipping will be determined by the receiving country. Please read our home page regarding payment options and shipping policies. Thank you.
Item ID: 18257
3 other shoppers have this item in their Cart or Wish List. Don't miss out!
We are now accepting Amazon Payments as well as PayPal for your shopping convenience.
We do accept lay-aways. Our Home page describes the details but email if you have any questions.