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Toddler doll - Dollies

Dollies

  • Object:

    Toddler doll

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (manufactured)

  • Date:

    1935-1940 (manufactured)

  • Artist/Maker:

    D Ltd - Dukie Dolls (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    composition, card, glass, cloth

  • Museum number:

    MISC.217-1979

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

brown card box and lid with blue and white label on one end
containing a toddler doll with composition socket head and toddler body and limbs, blue glass sleeping eyes, light brown mohair wig and painted facial features; open mouth showing two teeth
the body composition is cruder than that used for the head; mohair is over light blue paper

Place of Origin

Great Britain (manufactured)

Date

1935-1940 (manufactured)

Artist/maker

D Ltd - Dukie Dolls (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

composition, card, glass, cloth

Marks and inscriptions

Dollies // 2 // British
trade mark; body; moulded

40
right shoulder; moulded

D LTD BRITISH MADE // COMPO HEADS WASHABLE // DUKIE DOLLS

outer edge of box label; printed

No.26030/8 below an illustration of a boy riding a duck
box label

Dimensions

height: 15.5 in, height: 4.5 in head

Object history note

Appears never to have been played with.
The donor acquired the doll at a raffle about 1940.

Descriptive line

Dollies, Dukie Dolls, British, late 1930s

Production Note

Reason For Production: retail

Materials

Composition; Card; Glass; Cloth

Techniques

Moulded

Production Type

mass produced

Collection

Museum of Childhood

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