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Doll - Mr Jolly Boy

Mr Jolly Boy

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    England (manufactured)

  • Date:

    1930-1939 (manufactured)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Wood, paper and cardboard

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs M. Tomalin

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Museum of Childhood, Creativity Gallery, case 1 []

Physical description

A figure made from painted wood jointed at the shoulders, hips, knees and feet. The head is painted pink and black, the upper body red and black, and white to represent his jacket. The arms are red, black and pink. The lower body and legs are a shade of greenish dark blue, lower legs are dark blue, feet black. There is a hole at the back at the waist to take the red pole. Contained in a cardboard box which is covered in red paper and has a pictorial label.

Place of Origin

England (manufactured)


1930-1939 (manufactured)



Materials and Techniques

Wood, paper and cardboard

Marks and inscriptions

'BGL London'


Height: 31.7 cm, Depth: 1.9 cm

Descriptive line

Dancing doll 'Mr Jolly Boy' made in England in the 1930s

Production Note

Reason For Production: Retail

Subjects depicted



Children & Childhood; Dolls & Toys

Production Type

Mass produced


Museum of Childhood

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