The person was brilliant who realized that making dolls from the characters in Rose O’Neill’s stories about the adorable little creatures she called Kewpies. They have been very collectible for over 100 years. This little fellow is all-bisque and stands 7 inches tall and has his red and gold heart-shaped label on his front that reads: KEWPIE REG. U.S. PAT. OFF. On his back, he is incised A203 MADE IN JAPAN along with a paper label that reads: KEWPIE ROSE O’NEILL 1913 REG US PAT OFF MADE IN JAPAN.
He has painted side-glancing eyes, rosy cheeks, blue wings and light golden brown hair tufts. His bisque is rough and slightly splotchy which is not unusual with Japan-made Kewpies. He is jointed at the arms and is free of cracks, but there was a chip on his left hand so I sculpted him a new finger and it is barely noticeable. Other than that, he is in good condition.
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