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Dolls' house accessories

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    late 1980s to late 1990s (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Hopkinson, Roma, born 1 (maker)
    Playmobil - Brandstätter Group (Geobra) (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Cut and painted wood and moulded plastic

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Claire Hopkinson

  • Museum number:

    B.17-2007

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This house is a replica of a real house in Surrey where Roma Hopkinson lived with her family during the Second World War. Roma built this house in the 1980's, paying incredible attention to detail, reproducing ration books, identity cards, newspapers, and photo albums by reducing copies of the original versions. The photographs show her family as they appeared at that time. Each doll is also modelled on a family member with Roma appearing as one on of the children in a school dress. The house accurately reflects the wartime era, showing popular products, foodstuffs, games, and furnishings from the time.

Physical description

Assortment of garden furniture and accessories including a bird house, green working lamppost, a wooden stepladder, a silver rubbish bin, a boot scraper, a wicker basket with flowers, a wooden bench, a black plastic gate with six matching railings, brick steps with milk bottles and a bird attached, two wooden gate posts and walls.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

late 1980s to late 1990s (made)

Artist/maker

Hopkinson, Roma, born 1 (maker)
Playmobil - Brandstätter Group (Geobra) (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Cut and painted wood and moulded plastic

Dimensions

Length: 20.5 cm maximum, Height: 9.5 cm, Width: 2 cm

Descriptive line

Outdoor accessories including a ladder, a bench, a birdhouse and pieces of wall for a dolls' house in the style of the 1940s made in England by Roma Hopkinson in the late 1980s to late 1990s

Materials

Wood; Plastic

Techniques

Cutting; Painting; Moulding

Categories

Children & Childhood; Dolls' houses

Collection

Museum of Childhood

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