Rosebud

Description

A 'Rosebud' baby doll with moulded hair and sleeping eyes, made from cellulose acetate circa 1952. This doll has jointed arms and legs and a closed red coloured rosebud mouth., and is wearing a hand knitted outfit comprising vest, leggings, coat and hat. It is thought that the dolls were moulded in two halves which were subsequently sealed together and the limbs held in place by strong elasticated or rubber bands. Rosebud was the brand name of Nene Plastics who began making dolls in 1947. The firm was bought out in 1967 by Mattel, who continued to produce the dolls with the Rosebud, Mattel branding.
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Inscriptions

moulded : "Rosebud" (back of neck on head)
moulded: "Rosebud MADE IN ENGLAND PAT. NO. 667906" (back of torso across shoulders)

Object number

AIBDC : 009386

Date

1952 (circa)

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Dimensions
Width
100mm
Height
240mm
Depth
65mm

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