Warwick doll collection by Various artists

Collection of dolls, dolls' houses and furniture, shop models, Noah's Arks, trains, games and puzzles.


Details

Art Fund grant:
£13,375 ( Total: £53,500; Tax remission)
Acquired in:
1988
Vendor:
Peggy Ayliffe

Approximately 275 dolls as well as other miniature figures. Pedlar dolls including two fortune-telling ones; shops scenes and houses; mechanical, automatic clockwork and autoperipatetikos (walkers), some incorporating musical boxes. Two are by Pierre and Emile Jumeau in their original costume, there are famous characters, eg Mary Queen of Scots, and a teddy bear with a small dog. A selection is on display at St John's Museum.

Provenance

Hilda May Ayliffe; by descent to Peggy A.Nesbitt.

Venue details

St John's House Museum St John's, WARWICK Warwickshire CV34 4NF 01926 412132 www.warwickshire.gov.uk/museum

Entry details

Free to all

St John's House Museum is open by appointment only for pre-booked schools and other groups.

Share this article