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Sasha Doll

  • Object:

    Doll

  • Place of origin:

    Stockport (manufactured)

  • Date:

    1965 to 1986 (manufactured)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Trendon Ltd (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Moulded plastic, fabric, vinyl

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the Doggart Family

  • Museum number:

    B.59-2009

  • Gallery location:

    On short term loan out for exhibition

Sasha dolls are very popular with collectors today, as their unique design has stood the test of time. The dolls were designed by Sasha Morgenthaler (1893-1975), a Swiss artist in the mid 1960s. She was a keen observer of children and wanted to produce a doll that reflected all the word's children. The Sasha doll was designed so that she was affordable and would have universal appeal. They are unique in that they have a stylised form, their skin colour is a blend of all children, they have realistic proportions and are well balanced. Just as much care went into the clothing which were hand made, including the knitted stockings.

They were produced by two companies a German company, Gotz-Puppenfabrik Gmbh from 1965-1970 and again 1995 to 2001. Also a British company Trendon Toys Ltd, which was owned by the Doggart family who donated these dolls to the collection. They produced the dolls from 1966 to 1986.

Physical description

The Sasha doll has dark brown hair. She is dressed in a turquoise sari with white patterns on it. She is also wearing brown leather sandals on her feet. Tied to her arm by string is a blue, red and white tag that has Sash written across it.

Place of Origin

Stockport (manufactured)

Date

1965 to 1986 (manufactured)

Artist/maker

Trendon Ltd (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Moulded plastic, fabric, vinyl

Dimensions

Height: 44 cm, Width: 18 cm, Depth: 12 cm

Descriptive line

Dark haired Sasha doll wearing a Sari made in England by Trendon Toys Ltd

Materials

Plastic; Fabric; Vinyl

Categories

Dolls & Toys; Children & Childhood

Collection

Museum of Childhood

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