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Bench

Bench

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1990 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Hickson, Kenneth (designer and maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Composition

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Margaret Hickson

  • Museum number:

    B.5-2004

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

The bench 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

Wooden work-bench with toys and tool and a cat

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

1990 (made)

Artist/maker

Hickson, Kenneth (designer and maker)

Materials and Techniques

Composition

Dimensions

Height: 25 cm, Depth: 18 cm, Width: 32 cm

Descriptive line

Toy wooden work-bench made in England by Kenneth Hickson in 1990

Materials

Wood; Paint; Cotton; Papier mache; Metal

Techniques

Hand carving; Hand sewing; Painting

Categories

Christmas; Children & Childhood

Production Type

Unique

Collection

Museum of Childhood

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