1964 Sherman Smith Kewpie, wooden
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This is a Sherman Smith artist doll. Sherman Smith was a superb doll artist who has been deceased for many years. His dolls were all hand carved and painted, many with beautifully working peg joints.
This doll is Kewpie. He is marked: 1964 S. Smith. He stands 5'' high, has a one-piece wooden body with strung arms & legs. He also has a carved face, hair tufts, and individual toes & fingers on his starfish hands. He is beautifully painted with excellent coloring. He even has teensy individual eyelashes.
This is a wonderful artist doll in really wonderful condition. Sherm Smith's dolls are getting difficult to find, with most being in private collections.