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Boudoir doll - Advertising Doll, Boudoir Doll

Advertising Doll, Boudoir Doll

  • Object:

    Boudoir doll

  • Place of origin:

    France (made)

  • Date:

    1925-1930 (made)
    about 1928

  • Materials and Techniques:

    moulded composition, velvet, cotton, card

  • Museum number:

    MISC.2-1984

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Moulded composition flange neck head, hands and feet, with body and limbs of pink velvet and coarse pink cotton, the limbs very elongated; the feet painted with gold-coloured high-heeled strap shoes; painted facial features and side glancing blue eyes; pale blond mohair curls. The doll is dressed as a Flapper in 'Folly' fancy dress costume: a black velvet sleeveless bodice with white buttons and 4 pointed ends from the waist down over the skirt, each end with a white pompom at the point; a skirt of grey, yellow and white printed cotton; a neck collar ruff of white gauze with black thread trim; a black ribbon hair band; a black ribbon garter around the upper left leg
The doll's box is of card covered with yellow paper printed in an alligator-skin pattern, lined in blue and edge with paper lace; label on lid.

Place of Origin

France (made)

Date

1925-1930 (made)
about 1928

Materials and Techniques

moulded composition, velvet, cotton, card

Marks and inscriptions

DORLAND ADVERTISING LTD, DORLAND HOUSE, 14-16 REGENT ST., LONDON S W 1.
box label; printed

Dimensions

height: 21.25 in, height: 4 in head, length: 22.25 in box, width: 7.25 in box, depth: 3.25 in box

Object history note

doll probably used as an advertising doll by Dorland Advertising Ltd

Descriptive line

Flapper in 'Folly' fancy dress costume, France, 1925-30

Production Note

Reason For Production: retail

Materials

Composition; Velvet; Cotton; Card

Techniques

Moulded; Printed

Production Type

mass produced

Collection

Museum of Childhood

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