Vintage 1948 Irwin Toys side glancing Kewpie doll. The first Kewpie illustrations appeared in Ladies’ Home Journal Magazine in 1909. Rose O”Neill was the creator of the Kewpie and her illustrations led to paper dolls and then to bisque model dolls. Soon thereafter the bisque dolls were followed by celluloid dolls and then her voyage to Germany to contract with a doll manufacturer. The Kewpie doll as we know it, had now become public and the sales game was on. This vintage doll features a plastic body with poseable arms and satin silk dress. She is in excellent condition with no holes, cracks or splits and has retained all of her original paint. She measures 6 ½” high, 4 ½” wide and 2 ½” deep.
Vintage 1948 Irwin Toys USA Side-Glancing Kewpie Doll