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Soft toy - Larry the Lamb

Larry the Lamb

  • Object:

    Soft toy

  • Place of origin:

    England (manufactured)

  • Date:

    ca. 1950 (manufactured)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Stitched and stuffed mohair

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Nicholas Lucas

  • Museum number:

    B.80-2011

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Larry the Lamb was one of the main characters from Toytown, a hugely popular radio programme from the late 1920s and early 1930s, part of the BBC's Children's Hour series. Toytown was created by Sydney George Hulme Beaman (1887 - 1932). Larry's best friend in the stories was Dennis the Dachshund and his catch-phrse was a bleated "I do my little be-e-est".

Physical description

Long white mohair covered toy lamb with black felt feet. It is jointed at the neck and all four limbs. It is stuffed with a mixture of wood wool and sub. The ears are folded over and lined with pale orange felt. The nose and mouth are stitched with black wool, the nose denoted by a simple V shape and the mouth by an inverted Y. There is a piece of black wool thread on the left cheek , probably the tie off from the mouth and nose stitching. The eyes are dark glass with no separate pupils. They have white felt eyelids. A short tail is stitched to the lower back.

Place of Origin

England (manufactured)

Date

ca. 1950 (manufactured)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Stitched and stuffed mohair

Dimensions

Height: 32 cm

Object history note

Belonged to the donor, Nicholas Lucas b. 26/11/1947

Descriptive line

White mohair toy, Larry the Lamb, made about 1950 probably in England

Materials

Mohair; Excelsior; Felt

Techniques

Stitching; Stuffing

Categories

Children & Childhood; Dolls & Toys; Animals and Wildlife

Collection

Museum of Childhood

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