I don't usually collect celluloid type dolls, but as of late, I am just falling in love with Shabby Chic vintage goodness from a few friends I follow via instagram! Their photos showcase all their vintage baby dolls and rubber toys, along with vintage decor, Yum!
I just couldn't resist when I found this little dolly thru etsy here! I just had to get him! I researched a bit more and some describe them as, Celluloid/ Bisque baby doll, marked: "made in Occupied Japan" --meaning during U.S.
occupation of Japan after WWII, from 1945-52. Articulated arms and legs are secured by cord. Celluloid is rough in places, as these pieces were quick exports.
here, thanks to Doll Reference.com.
I didn't realize how tiny these would be?! I figured he would be a bit larger... But this guy is so small in my hand! They are delicate too, and one thing that I don't care for, is worrying that my toys or dolls would get crushed easily. Oh well, I guess I can make an exception for this cutie.
Thank you for reading! ~ ggsdolls