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Doll's head

Doll's head

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1950-ca. 1969 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Pearl, Fred J. (model maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Plaster cast

  • Museum number:

    B.103-2006

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Fred Pearl was born in East London in the Borough of Bromley-le-Bow. He became a master model maker, initially beginning his career working on simple workshop projects. He later attended art college where he furthered his model making skills. His career spanned for much of the mid 20th century where he worked for Lines Brothers company (Pedigree)He then went on to make models for such movies as Lawrence of Arabia, Mutiny on the Bounty, Muppet Treasure Island and Star Wars. He went on to start his own company entitled Art Models Ltd. where he created models for film/television, architecture, exhibitions/displays, and museums.

Physical description

Plaster cast pattern of a doll's head. This pattern was used to make teenage dolls for Pedigree. The joins are clearly visible around the side of the head

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

ca. 1950-ca. 1969 (made)

Artist/maker

Pearl, Fred J. (model maker)

Materials and Techniques

Plaster cast

Dimensions

Height: 10.5 cm approx., Circumference: 19.5 cm forehead

Object history note

This pattern was purchased in a group of parts, moulds, and patterns from Fred Pearl, Art Models Ltd. The objects were made when he worked for Pedigree (Lines Brothers)

Descriptive line

Doll's head, plaster cast prototype. Fred Pearl (Lines Brothers) ca. 1950- ca. 1969

Materials

Plaster

Techniques

Cast

Categories

Children & Childhood; Dolls & Toys

Production Type

Prototype

Collection

Museum of Childhood

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