Heyde cold painted bronze golly standing. He is wearing a blue jacket with red trousers and bow tie and is carrying a Dutch Doll on his shoulders, holding her ankles. She has one stick arm straight up and the other out to the side. In total this piece measures just under 4.5 cms / 1.75 inches high
This figure is based on the characters first established in the children’s books of Florence Kate Upton, an American-born English cartoonist and author most famous for creating a character based on her aunt's golly. Upton was born in 1873 and created stories based on the golly and her penny wooden dolls. Her first book “The Adventure of Two Dutch Dolls” was published for Christmas 1895. Upton died in 1922.
The original golly and Dutch Dolls resided for many years at Chequers, the Prime Minister's country estate in Buckinghamshire. They are now at the V&A Museum of Childhood in London.
in very good original condition with only minor paint loss, mainly to top of girl's head
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