45006274 Beryl Lane - Antique 9ct Gold Kewpie Doll Charm Pendant

Antique 9ct Gold Kewpie Doll Charm Pendant

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Isn't this the cutest comic character ever in history? Named the Kewpie doll, the doll was first invented by cartoonist Rose O'Neill around 1909 and quickly became an international hit. The Kewpie was described by Rose O'Neill as "a sort of little round fairy whose one idea is to teach people to be ...Read more
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Isn't this the cutest comic character ever in history? Named the Kewpie doll, the doll was first invented by cartoonist Rose O'Neill around 1909 and quickly became an international hit. The Kewpie was described by Rose O'Neill as "a sort of little round fairy whose one idea is to teach people to be merry and kind at the same time". The name 'Kewpie' derives from Cupid, the Roman god of erotic love.

These little gold kewpies are becoming increasingly scarce, and this little fella is such a rare find! The hollow Kewpie charm dates back to the late Edwardian era, circa 1910's. It is made of 9ct yellow rose gold - a charming soft rose glow features on the Kewpie's rounded tummy and forehead, against a soft yellow gold hint. This Kewpie has all the typical quirky attributes with the side glancing eyes and the quaint little smile (don't you wonder what is he thinking?!), along with tiny ear, hand and feet profiles. The reverse side is flat.

There are stamps on the reverse side - "9CT" "R" and another stamp difficult to decipher. A jump ring attaches to top.

Accompanying the Kewpie is a 9ct gold 16" curb chain.

Another larger gold Kewpie charm is available on the Beryl Lane website (see last image), to view head here: Large Kewpie

A quirky and most adorable little character, steeped with oodles of endearing history! And a rare little charm for the Kewpie lover or collector

Item Details

late Edwardian- circa 1910's
9ct yellow rose gold
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"9CT" "R" and another stamp difficult to decipher
3.03 grams
3cm long including jump ring
The overall condition of the Kewpie charm is excellent. Besides surface wear, there is no dents or notable damage. There are remnants of yellow gilding, adding further depth and character.
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