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Doll - Sasha Doll

Sasha Doll

  • Object:

    Doll

  • Place of origin:

    Stockport (manufactured)

  • Date:

    1965-1986 (manufactured)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Trendon Ltd (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Moulded plastic, vinyl and fabric

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the Doggart Family

  • Museum number:

    B.61-2009

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

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

A baby Sasha doll. She is wearing a pale blue long sleeved dress which has purple, pink and dark blue patterns of flowers on it. The back of the dress is secured with two strips of Velcro, one at the top and one in the middle. She has brown, leather shoes which are fastened with a gold coloured popper. The doll has short, dark, curly hair, dark skin and brown eyes.

Place of Origin

Stockport (manufactured)

Date

1965-1986 (manufactured)

Artist/maker

Trendon Ltd (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Moulded plastic, vinyl and fabric

Dimensions

Height: 30 cm, Width: 15 cm, Depth: 8 cm

Descriptive line

Black baby Sasha doll wearing a blue dress with pink, purple and dark blue patterns on, made in England by Trendon Ltd

Materials

Plastic; Vinyl; Fabric

Categories

Children & Childhood; Dolls & Toys

Collection

Museum of Childhood

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