This is a charming 5" tall circa 1950s latex girl rider doll made by the Julip company. Julip was founded in 1945 by a talented lady named Lavender Dower - don't you just love that name! The London shop was first located on Woodstock Street, then later moved to Beauchamps Place in Knightsbridge. The main focus of the business was toy horses molded of latex, but all kinds of accessories, including riders were also sold. This little girl rider is one such. She has a wired body clothed in wool felt. Her hair is human hair. The head, hat, hands and boots are painted latex.
Condition: The brim of her hat is bent down, but the latex is still pliable enough that you may be able to coax it back up again. There are some minor scuffs to the boots.
If you collect Julip horses then this rider is a must to complete your collection. She would also fit right into a doll house or stable .
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