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Gnome

Gnome

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1991 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Hickson, Margaret (designer and maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Composition

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Margaret Hickson

  • Museum number:

    B.2-2004

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

The gnome is part of a set that accompanies a Father Christmas to make a festive display. This was designed and made by Margaret Hickson, a member of the British Doll Artists Association. Kenneth Hickson and artist and illustrator Betty Lorrimar worked on parts of the figures and accessories. The set was given to the museum as a gift in the early 1990s and has proved to be a very popular Christmas display. Although, in the main, doll artists do not make toys as such, these characters are very much a part of childhood for a lot of people.

Physical description

Gnome in the character of a clerk with a book and pencil, part of a set with a desk and stool.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

1991 (made)

Artist/maker

Hickson, Margaret (designer and maker)

Materials and Techniques

Composition

Marks and inscriptions

Margaret Hickson 1991

Dimensions

Height: 40 cm, Circumference: 45 cm base

Descriptive line

Clerk gnome figure made in England by Margaret Hickson in 1991

Materials

Wood; Textile; Leather; Plastic; Metal; Hair

Techniques

Stuffing; Carving; Sewing; Painting

Categories

Christmas; Children & Childhood

Production Type

Unique

Collection

Museum of Childhood

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