Isn't this the cutest doll ever in history? Named the Kewpie doll, the doll was first invented by cartoonist Rose O'Neill around 1909 and quickly became an international hit. The Kewpie was described by Rose O'Neill as "a sort of little round fairy whose one idea is to teach people to be merry and kind at the same time". The name 'Kewpie' derives from Cupid, the Roman god of erotic love.
These little gold kewpie's are becoming increasingly scarce, and this little fella is such a rare find! The Kewpie charm dates back to the late Edwardian era, circa 1910's. It is made in 9ct yellow rose gold - a charming soft rose glow features on the Kewpie's rounded tummy and forehead, against a soft yellow gold hint. This Kewpie has all the typical quirky attributes with the side glancing eyes and the quaint little smile (don't you wonder what is he thinking?!), along with tiny ear, hand and feet profiles. There is stamps on the reverse side - "9CT" "R" and another stamp difficult to decipher. A jump ring attaches to top. Accompanying the Kewpie is a 9k gold 16" curb chain.
A quirky and most adorable little character, steeped with oodles of endearing history! And a rare little charm for the Kewpie lover.
ERA: late Edwardian- circa 1910's
MATERIAL: 9k yellow rose gold
STAMP: "9CT" "R" and another stamp difficult to decipher.
WEIGHT: 3.03 grams (charm and chain together)
KEWPIE SIZE: 3cm long with jump ring
CONDITION: The overall condition of the Kewpie charm is excellent. Besides surface wear, there is no dents or notable damage. There is remnants of yellow gilding, adding further depth and character.
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