Rose Cecil O'Neill (1874 – 1944) was an American illustrator, artist, and writer who created the popular comic characters, Kewpies. After the growing popularity of O'Neill's Kewpie cartoons upon their publication in 1909, the characters were made into bisque dolls in 1912 by a German toy company, and later in composition material and celluloid. They were wildly popular and are considered to be one of the first mass-marketed toys in America.
This adorable Kewpie stands 4 1/2" in height and has movable arms. She has a large portion of the original round paper label on her back of which you can read "O'Neill Copyright", as well as impressed "O'Neill" on the bottom of her feet. There are no cracks chips or repairs; near mint condition.
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