This wonderful set of dolls' house dolls belonged to Evelyn Margaret Faber (known as Peglyn – the ‘Peg’ from Peggy/Margaret and the ‘lyn’ from Evelyn) who was born in Shanghai in 1929, her parents lived in Shanghai from about 1922 until 1936 when they moved to Hong Kong (they left for the UK in 1940, luckily avoiding the Japanese invasion in 1941, but returned after the war). We know that they made a few visits ‘home’ to the UK, and that on one of their return trips to China they made a road trip from New York to San Francisco where they took a ship back to Shanghai in Oct/Nov 1935. Sadly, Peglyn died of polio in Hong Kong in 1951, aged 22.
It comes with a wonderful list of her dolls, their names and a description of them. There are 22 on the list, but only 15 still exist here. You can work out who most are.
They include Mother a bisque headed SFBJ 301 with composition body in green dress --3 1/2in. (9cm.) high; Aunt Elsie a bisque should doll with black painted hair, stuffed body, bisque limbs and orange organdie dress and Judy, a German all bisque doll with pin joints at shoulders and hips, brown mohair wig and pink knitted dress.
Then you have six composition babies, these are called David, Marjorie, David, Anthony, Gillian and Pamela.
A bisque pair of babies jointed in green bisque bed (these are Eric and Patrick and are counted as two items on Peglyn's list).
Lastly there are three composition Germany children with moulded hair, one is John the Chef --3 3/4in. (9.5cm.) high, Mary a maid in blue (she has had a large piece broken and glued back in place from the back of her head) and Carol another maid, these are in their original factory clothes.
This comes with the original list.
What a unique piece of history and would be lovely in your 1930s dolls' house.
A unique 1930s dolls' house family with provenance,
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