Cute large vintage baby-like ‘Kewpie’-doll

Price:  350,00

‘Kawaii’ large vintage pink plastic baby-like ‘Kewpie’ doll with its arms and hands spread and with cute small red wings on its back. The cherub has a ‘movable’ head and arms. The back with inscription キューピーマヨネーズ (Kyûpii Mayoneezu).

Kewpie Dolls made their debut in 1909 as illustrations in the Christmas issue of Ladies Home Journal in the USA. Drawn by illustrator Rose O’Neill, the illustrations were soon bought to life as real figurines, and were extremely popular in the early 1900’s. This was also the case in Japan, and by cleaver branding these cute cherub’s became in the 20’s the face of the new and likely named Mayonnaise brand, which is still active and internationally popular.

Height 55.5 cm, Width 36 cm, Depth 16 cm.

It is in a very good original condition with superficial traces of wear. Please look at the photos for a condition reference.

Period: Japan – Mid 20th century (Shôwa period).

Ref. No. : B3003


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