Celebrated artist and writer Rose O'Neill created the Kewpie in 1909, fashioning a roly-poly elf with a fat child's body, small wings, and a turnip-top head. Beloved by children and adults alike since then, the charming Kewpie image quickly spread to dolls, tableware, lamps, candlesticks, inkwells, clocks, jewelry and trinket boxes, hatpins, salt and pepper shakers, picture frames, and many other items all highly collectible today. With over 540 color photos, this extensive price guide features a wonderful assortment of early Kewpies in bisque, chinaware, and metal, Kewpidoodle (the Kewpies' dog), Scootles (the Baby Tourist who visited Kewpieville), and many other Rose O'Neill related items. Measurements and values for all pieces are included in the captions. An invaluable reference for collectors, dealers, and all who treasure Rose O'Neill's delightful Kewpies.
David O'Neill and Janet O'Neill Sullivan are the great nephew and niece of Rose O'Neill. They share a love for Rose's wonderful artwork and creations, the most famous being her Kewpie dolls. They both have collected Kewpies all their lives and reside in Missouri.

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