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VINTAGE DECO BRASS DOOR KNOCKER KEWPIE DOLL Cupie BABY old Antique Small & Cute

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Seller: lookzee14 (346) 100%, Location: Somerton, Ships to: Americas, Europe, Asia, AU, Item: 262737575350 Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 VINTAGE ART DECO BRASS DOOR KNOCKER KEWPIE DOLL Cupie BABY A most attractive, sweet and collectable Kewpie Doll door knocker with a shaped and decorated stippled striker plate. Kewpie dolls and figurines are based on comical strip-like illustrations by Rose O'Neill that appeared in Ladies' Home Journal in 1909. The small dolls were extremely popular in the early 1900s. They were first produced in Ohrdruf, a small town in Germany, then famous for its toy-manufacturers. They were made out of bisque and then celluloid. In 1949, Effanbee created the first hard plastic versions. Their name, often shortened to "Kewpies", is derived from "cupid" the Roman god of beauty and non-platonic love. The early dolls, especially signed or bisque, are highly collectible and worth thousands of dollars. Celluloid ones were made from 1913 on. Door knockers have historically been used not only on external doors, but inside houses as well and this one would create great interest on the front door, or would make an unusual gift on a nursery door or would delight a child on their bedroom door. A sweet little item, the striker plate measures only 3 inches (75mm) approx. it weighs only 65g and has three fixing holes. The front of the knocker has been polished, but the back has not, in order to retain its lovely vintage patina. Sizes given above and 20p piece (measures approximately 21mm in diameter) shows scale. You may also be interested in other brass items I have for sale including another small door knocker – I reduce postage costs on multiple purchases, weight permitting. Careful Packing & Postage UK = £4.80 2nd Class Small Parcel Signed £5.25 1st Class Small Parcel Signed Special Delivery £7.50 Airmail EU = £4.50 Airmail World Zones 1 & 2 = £5.50 International Signed = Europe £9.50 International Tracked World Zones 1 & 2 £10.00 Condition: Collectable architectural antique item in good vintage condition, Type: Door Bells/ Knockers, Material: Brass, Style: Art Deco

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