This cute vintage sailor stands a big 7-inches tall. In very good condition, clean and undamaged with bright colors. This novelty doll, probably a carnival prize, is the jumbo version of the little 2 to 4-inch bisque frozen Penny Dolls popular throughout the 1920s.
This adorable doll is hand painted with wide side-glance eyes. Wonderful uniform includes a blue cap with gold insignia, bright yellow middy blouse with floppy red tie, black pants and brown shoes with white spats. Holds a brown book. Faint incised mark, "Made In Japan" on upper back. No chips, cracks, breaks or repairs; just a few paint skips here and there, and wear on the toes of the shoes. There is one rough area on the top of the cap, which appears to be a mold imperfection.
This doll will be a wonderful addition to your seaside décor or nautical collection.
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Spring is in the air. Time to update to your collection, or to start a new one. Enjoy playing with your dolls.