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Container

  • Place of origin:

    England (manufactured)

  • Date:

    1965-86 (manufactured)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Trendon Ltd (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Metal, printed card

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the Doggart Family

  • Museum number:

    B.64-2009

  • 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 cylinder tube to store a Sasha doll. It is cream with a matching lid and bottom. It is plain with the words Sasha doll repeated around the tube in red, yellow, orange, green, blue and purple.

Place of Origin

England (manufactured)

Date

1965-86 (manufactured)

Artist/maker

Trendon Ltd (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Metal, printed card

Marks and inscriptions

Sasha / Doll

Made in England GB Pat. No. 1104369 Foreign Pat. App. For

Dimensions

Height: 43.3 cm, Diameter: 13.4 cm, Circumference: 42 cm

Descriptive line

An example of the generic packaging for Sasha dolls, a cardboard tube with sasha written over it, made by Trendon Toys Ltd

Materials

Metal; Card

Categories

Children & Childhood; Dolls & Toys

Collection

Museum of Childhood

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