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    Posted 5 years ago

    mareredware
    (176 items)

    I've had her as long as I can remember. Before that she was in our home when I was a child. She belonged to my grandmother. Resembles a chalk doll but is not chalk. She is of a porous substance. The third photo shows that the material has disintegrated some. Again, not much info. Would be pleased with more.

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    1. chinaheads chinaheads, 5 years ago
      She's pretty cute. Looks 1920's/30's to me. Plaster maybe?
    2. mareredware mareredware, 5 years ago
      Chinaheads, thanks. Yes, you are likely correct. Pretty sure she is plaster. Also, regarding the soldier dolls--I added some pictures to the original post.
    3. BinaryReflex BinaryReflex, 5 years ago
      Very pretty, and I agree with chinaheads, the artstyle is very typical of the 1920's and 1930's, (also possibly the 1910's)

      This doll is very reminiscent of the "Splash me Dolls" - It might be a Kewpie Doll. but its hard to say for certain because of the damage.

      This article might be of interest: http://bawdybisques.blogspot.no/p/splash-me-dolls.html
    4. mareredware mareredware, 5 years ago
      Thanks., Binary Reflex. I read the article and have been doing some research. I would love to find a doll like this one. She is similar to the kewpies and splash me dolls. However, herface and hairstyle are more subdued and prim. Her long sleeved green sweater with a yellow stripe and matching green knee socks are much more modest than the swim suits on other splash me dolls. She has a bun on back of her head and her painted face is more stoic than the childish kewpie faces.

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