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Doll

Doll

  • Place of origin:

    England (probably, made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1950-ca. 1969 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Pearl, Fred J. (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Rubber mould

  • Museum number:

    B.91:1, 2-2006

  • 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

Rubber moulded doll in two parts, head and torso and lower body with legs. The moulds are hollow and have been painted a pink flesh colour, but as the materials have deteriorated parts have discoloured to a red / brown colour.. The head has moulded face detail but no hair. The torso is a strange shape as the stomachs area protrudes as if pregnant but the there are no breasts. similarly the lower body and legs are a strange shape wide and flat. the two pieces of body do not comfortably fit together. the feet of the doll face in different directions the left hand foot fans out to the left and the right foot is straight. The unusual appearance of the doll suggests a moulding experiment which does not appear to have been wholly successful.

Place of Origin

England (probably, made)

Date

ca. 1950-ca. 1969 (made)

Artist/maker

Pearl, Fred J. (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Rubber mould

Object history note

Object made by Fred Pearl, who worked as a master model maker for Pedigree in the mid 20th century. This appears to be an experimental doll mould, perhaps one of his own rather than a pedigree doll.

Historical context note

Object made by Fred Pearl, who worked as a master model maker for Pedigree (Lines Brothers) in the mid 20th century. This appears to be an experimental doll mould, perhaps one of his own rather than a pedigree doll mould.

Descriptive line

Rubber doll mould in two parts, Fred Pearl, Lines Bros; 1950-1969

Materials

Rubber

Techniques

Moulded

Categories

Dolls & Toys; Children & Childhood

Production Type

Prototype

Collection

Museum of Childhood

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