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  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1990 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Hickson, Margaret (designer and maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Textiles, metal and wood; carved, sewn and painted

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Margaret Hickson

  • Museum number:


  • 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 carpenter

Place of Origin

England (made)


1990 (made)


Hickson, Margaret (designer and maker)

Materials and Techniques

Textiles, metal and wood; carved, sewn and painted

Marks and inscriptions

Margaret Hickson 1990


Height: 45 cm, Circumference: 49 cm base

Descriptive line

Carpenter gnome figure made in England by Margaret Hickson in 1990


Wood; Cotton; Leather; Metal; Hair; Plastic


Stuffing; Hand carving; Hand sewing; Painting


Christmas; Children & Childhood

Production Type



Museum of Childhood

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