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Dolls Collection

"Dolls: A World of Imagination and Tradition" Step into a world where Shirley Temple Dolls come to life, captivating hearts with their charm and innocence

Background imageDolls Collection: Japanese Dolls / Owners

Japanese Dolls / Owners
Dolls displayed in the childrens festival at Hina-no-matsuri, Japan

Background imageDolls Collection: Shirley Temple Doll

Shirley Temple Doll
SHIRLEY TEMPLE American child star of the 1930s, seen here with a Shirley Temple doll

Background imageDolls Collection: Welsh Girls in Traditional Costume 1908

Welsh Girls in Traditional Costume 1908
A group of seven Welsh girls in traditional costume. One of them holds a large doll on her lap, and three are holding baskets

Background imageDolls Collection: Little Miss Natty Fingers by Muriel Dawson

Little Miss Natty Fingers by Muriel Dawson
A little girl concentrates on a garment she is sewing, presumably for the doll which sits next to her. An interesting basket full of sewing paraphenalia spills over beside her

Background imageDolls Collection: Girl reading to her dolls

Girl reading to her dolls
Young girl reading to her dolls and pet dog. Artist: Enid Warne Browne Date: circa 1922

Background imageDolls Collection: La Poupee by Arthur Sturgess

La Poupee by Arthur Sturgess
Promotional postcard for La Poupee, a comic operetta by Arthur Sturgess from the French of Maurice Ordonneau (Theatre de la Gaiete, Paris, 21st October 1896); music Edmond Audran

Background imageDolls Collection: Happy Land

Happy Land
Young girl and her dolls paddling in the sea, painted in Art Deco style. Artist: Phyllis Cooper Date: 1926

Background imageDolls Collection: Ibsen / Dolls House

Ibsen / Dolls House
A DOLLS HOUSE The famous French actress Suzanne Despres in the role of Nora

Background imageDolls Collection: Father Christmas / Santa Clause Russian Dolls

Father Christmas / Santa Clause Russian Dolls
FEU-631 Father Christmas / Santa Clause Russian Dolls Geoff du Feu Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageDolls Collection: Father Christmas / Santa Clause Russian Dolls

Father Christmas / Santa Clause Russian Dolls
FEU-644-c Father Christmas / Santa Clause Russian Dolls Geoff du Feu Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageDolls Collection: Austria, Tyrol, Innsbruck, souvenir dolls in traditional Austrian clothes

Austria, Tyrol, Innsbruck, souvenir dolls in traditional Austrian clothes

Background imageDolls Collection: Good Luck Charms of Nenette and Rintintin bring good luck

Good Luck Charms of Nenette and Rintintin bring good luck
WW1 era France - The tiny yarn-doll good luck charms of Nenette and Rintintin bring good luck. Popular during the First World War in Paris and beyond. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageDolls Collection: Marks & Spencer Front

Marks & Spencer Front
The elegant shop front of a branch of Marks & Spencer Ltd. Date: circa 1910

Background imageDolls Collection: Fashion designer Mary Quant seen here at the launch if a new pair of dolls called Bubbles

Fashion designer Mary Quant seen here at the launch if a new pair of dolls called Bubbles and Squeak, they are designed for the 3 - 8 year olds. 24th January 1975

Background imageDolls Collection: Decorated Christmas tree with toys and food below

Decorated Christmas tree with toys and food below. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageDolls Collection: Girls Wash Dolls Clothes

Girls Wash Dolls Clothes
Two girls peg out their dolls laundry on a washing line in the garden. Date: circa 1890

Background imageDolls Collection: Girl finds sleeping chick in her dolls house

Girl finds sleeping chick in her dolls house Date: 1925

Background imageDolls Collection: My first dolly (colour litho)

My first dolly (colour litho)
3101604 My first dolly (colour litho) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: My first dolly. Illustration for Little Folks Beauty Pictures (Ward, Lock, and Tyler)

Background imageDolls Collection: Harrods toy department, dolls houses, 1922

Harrods toy department, dolls houses, 1922
Fantastic array of dolls houses in all shapes and sizes available to buy at Christmas from the Harrods Toy Department Date: 1922

Background imageDolls Collection: 'They were all very busy in the playroom'(colour litho)

"They were all very busy in the playroom"(colour litho)
2813347 " They were all very busy in the playroom" (colour litho) by English School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageDolls Collection: Petticoat Lane: Every year, it seems, still more thousands remember that Petticoat Lane

Petticoat Lane: Every year, it seems, still more thousands remember that Petticoat Lane, in East London, lays itself out on the Sunday before Christmas to sell toys

Background imageDolls Collection: St Nicholas Home for Crippled Children, West Byfleet, Surre

St Nicholas Home for Crippled Children, West Byfleet, Surre
A group of children in the garden at the St Nicholas Home for Crippled Children, West Byfleet. Several hold dolls, one carries a pair of crutches. The home was run by the Waifs and Strays Society

Background imageDolls Collection: Girls with dolls and prams, Balham, SW London

Girls with dolls and prams, Balham, SW London
Two little girls with dolls and prams on a Balham street, SW London. Date: circa 1961

Background imageDolls Collection: Girl with doll in pram, Balham, SW London

Girl with doll in pram, Balham, SW London
A little girl hugs her doll in a pram on a Balham street, SW London. Date: circa 1961

Background imageDolls Collection: Mlle. Lyska Kostio and her collection of dolls

Mlle. Lyska Kostio and her collection of dolls
One of the latest crazes in Paris in the early 1910s was doll-collecting. Apparently Mlle. Kostio took all her dolls with her when she travelled, and looked after them all herself

Background imageDolls Collection: Toy Seller, Oman

Toy Seller, Oman
In one of the bazaars of the city of Muscat, Oman, Middle East, stands a solitary toy stall, selling reed pipes and gaudily painted wooden dolls. Date: 1930s

Background imageDolls Collection: Cover design for Dutch Dolls Polka

Cover design for Dutch Dolls Polka, a song by May Ostlere, published by Enoch & Sons, London. Arrangements are also available for orchestra, instrumental septet, and military and brass bands

Background imageDolls Collection: Worry dolls, Panajachel, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala, Central America

Worry dolls, Panajachel, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala, Central America

Background imageDolls Collection: 3 Dolls Harlequin C1810

3 Dolls Harlequin C1810
Harlequin, Pulcinello (Punch) and Bobeche (Clown)

Background imageDolls Collection: 2 Girls W / Dolls House

2 Girls W / Dolls House
Two girls play with their dolls, in front of their dolls house

Background imageDolls Collection: Harry Rowntree

Harry Rowntree
Advertisement for Deans Rag Books and dolls. Artist: Harry Rountree Date: 1925

Background imageDolls Collection: Santa Claus with presents on a Danish Christmas postcard

Santa Claus with presents on a Danish Christmas postcard
Santa Claus with presents and tree on a Danish Christmas postcard. Date: circa 1900s

Background imageDolls Collection: The Day After Christmas by Mark Symons

The Day After Christmas by Mark Symons
Cosy front room festooned with decorations and filled with Christmas toys. Date: 1931

Background imageDolls Collection: Dolls clothes on a washing line

Dolls clothes on a washing line

Background imageDolls Collection: Windblown Lady by Muriel Dawson

Windblown Lady by Muriel Dawson
A little girl holds her toy doll close as she walks during a windy autumn day

Background imageDolls Collection: An alphabet of Dutch Dolls

An alphabet of Dutch Dolls
Wooden Dutch dolls are contorted into the letters of the alphabet, showing off their supple wooden joints. 1912

Background imageDolls Collection: Matrushka - St Nicholas and the recipients of his gifts

Matrushka - St Nicholas and the recipients of his gifts
Matrushka Doll illustration with St Nicholas as the largest figure and the recipients of his Christmas gifts - a slowly diminishing (in size!) group of children Date: circa 1920s

Background imageDolls Collection: Rock a Bye Baby by Muriel Dawson

Rock a Bye Baby by Muriel Dawson
A little girl in a charming sun hat, sits in a hammock and rocks her doll to sleep

Background imageDolls Collection: French Expo Dolls C1810

French Expo Dolls C1810
Seven French dolls of the Empire period. The one on the far left is left unclothed

Background imageDolls Collection: Girl asleep in bed on a Christmas card

Girl asleep in bed on a Christmas card with Santa Claus appearing at the window. (2 of 2) Date: early 20th century

Background imageDolls Collection: A window with dolls, Olivenza, Badajoz, Extremadura, Spain

A window with dolls, Olivenza, Badajoz, Extremadura, Spain

Background imageDolls Collection: Traditional Russian nesting dolls, or matryoshka, on sale in Saint Petersburg, Russia

Traditional Russian nesting dolls, or matryoshka, on sale in Saint Petersburg, Russia

Background imageDolls Collection: Traditional polish dolls on a street market in Krakow. Poland

Traditional polish dolls on a street market in Krakow. Poland

Background imageDolls Collection: Porcelain dolls on display in a shop window, Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Bavaria, Germany

Porcelain dolls on display in a shop window, Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Bavaria, Germany

Background imageDolls Collection: Face mask

Face mask
Julia Ramiro

Background imageDolls Collection: Plastic shoes

Plastic shoes
Julia Ramiro

Background imageDolls Collection: Mindless servility

Mindless servility
Leszek Paradowski

Background imageDolls Collection: Leszek Paradowski

Leszek Paradowski



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"Dolls: A World of Imagination and Tradition" Step into a world where Shirley Temple Dolls come to life, captivating hearts with their charm and innocence. Little Miss Natty Fingers by Muriel Dawson delicately crafted dolls that became cherished companions for generations. Transport yourself back to 1908, where Welsh Girls in Traditional Costume proudly displayed their heritage through intricately dressed dolls. Witness the magic as a girl immerses herself in storytelling, reading enchanting tales to her beloved dolls. La Poupee by Arthur Sturgess captures the essence of beauty and elegance, showcasing the artistry behind these exquisite creations. Explore deeper themes as Ibsen's "Dolls House" reminds us that even within the realm of playthings, there are stories waiting to be told. Discover the whimsical wonder of Father Christmas/Santa Claus Russian Dolls nestled within one another, spreading joy during festive seasons. Uncover unexpected surprises when a girl finds a sleeping chick nestled inside her precious dollhouse. Embark on an enchanting journey through Japanese culture as traditional Japanese Dolls find devoted owners who cherish them dearly. Experience the power of good luck charms like Nenette and Rintintin, bringing fortune and prosperity wherever they go. Relive your childhood memories with My First Dolly (colour litho), a treasured toy that holds countless moments of love and laughter. These they have witnessed our growth from infancy into adulthood; they hold secrets only we can understand. In this captivating world filled with imagination and tradition, dolls become more than mere toys – they become vessels for dreams, storytellers of history, keepers of love. Let us celebrate these timeless treasures that have touched our lives in ways words cannot express.