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Friday, December 18, 2009

Toy Collection

I went to V&A Museum of Childhood in London, drew illustrations of the toy collection being exhibited there.

Some of the toys are included in my personal collection.

Total of 50 images

2009




Pantins, 1860~1979
Note: "A Pantin is another name for a jumping jack. Pantins are usually made out of card. They come in sheets and have to be cut out and assembled."


Clown, 1940~1950
Note: "Clowns have been making circus audiences laugh for hundred of years. What funny story would you tell with this puppet? Made in England by W.J. Osborn."


Glove Puppets, 1875~1900
Note: "Made in China with wooden heads and elaborate costumes, the characters include demons, spirits, princes, and princesses, as well as ordinary people."


Glove Puppets (02), 1875~1900
Note: "Made in China with wooden heads and elaborate costumes, the characters include demons, spirits, princes, and princesses, as well as ordinary people."


Weebles Figures, 1973
Note: "Weebles wobble, but they do not fall down - because of their weighted bases. They grow wegetables and drive weehicles. Made in England by Airfix products Ltd."


Britain's Figures, 1930~1940


A Kitchen Orchestra, 1900~1960


Toy Magic Lantern, About 1900
Note: "This was made in Germany by the toy company Gebrüder Bing. The company was famous for making mechanical toys and vehicles, as well as early teddy bears."


Toy Magic Lantern (02), About 1900
Note: "This was made in Germany by the toy company Gebrüder Bing. The company was famous for making mechanical toys and vehicles, as well as early teddy bears."


Ombres Chinoises
Note: "Chinese shadow-puppet shows were known as 'Ombres Chinoises' in Europe-French for Chinese Shadows. They became popular with French & English showmen from about 1850. Shot amusing stories were told using silhouettes cast by solid cardboard figures. Most shadow theatres had closed by around 1860, but Ombres Chinoises were still popular in London until about 1900.


Ombres Chinoises (02)


IMDEADTHANKSFORASKING, tetarus bacillus


Figure from the Chinese Rock Gardens
Note: "The Chinese Rock Gardens together with two other landscapes were gifts for the French Empress Josephine, wife of Napoleon Bonaparte. They were sent by Chia Ch`ing, Emperor of China (1790~1820). It is said that the ship carrying these gifts was captured by an English warship. They were offered back to the French after the Treaty of the Amiens in 1802. The offer was declined. It is recorded that the models arrived at the East India Company's India Museum in 1809. They passed to the Victoria and Albert Museum, then the South Kensington Museum in 1880."


Parskid - Parsquids


Andrew Bell - Zliks


British Figures, 1930~1940
Note: "Britains made much more than their famous model sign and roadworks set, street figures and farm animals."


Dinner Sets, 1850~1890
Note: "From about 1700 to 1900, dinner sets were made as exact replicas of the adult versions by the same companies. These ones were made in England's Staffordshire potteries."


Monster Factory - Mr. Jefferson


Job, Joris En Marieke - Wild Guess


Dehara - Mini Tomato


Devilrobots - Tofu


Ralph Cosentino - UFO toys


Brendan Monroe - Sour


The Myxo Mob - Poppy Longbottom


Alex Amelines - Jesonite Figures


Yoskay Yamamoto - Ogshurf


Meredith Dittmar - My guys


Cinderella Doll


Dkillerpanda - Monster Theater Show - The Bride


Tofer - eggman


Princess Daisy's Clothes
Note: "In 1894 Miss Twiss of Amsterdam bought a plain English doll. She commissioned Dutch Craftsmen to make clothes and accessories for the doll, as a way of displaying their work at an International Exposition. The doll was christened Princess Daisy."


Javanese Shadow Puppets, 1920~1940
Note: "These rod puppets are made using highly-decorated leather. The smaller versions have their own brass stands. They are used to tell traditional stories."


Jon Burgerman, Heroes of Burgertown


Pull-along animals (02), 1950~1960
Note: "These toys are made quite cheaply. They were popular with young children as the animals would have been familiar to them."


Leotard, the French trapeze artist, about 1860
Note: "The trapeze was invented about 1860 by the circus performer Jules Leotard. His tight costume was named after him. Sand toy made by Brown Blodin and Co., London."


Pull-along animals, 1950~1960
Note: "These toys are made quite cheaply. They were popular with young children as the animals would have been familiar to them."


Mickey Mouse, 1930~1940
Note: "An acrobatic torsion toy made in England. Torsion is a force that involves twisting strings. Mickey spins around the string when the ends of the sticks are squeezed together."


Horse on Wheels, 1890~1900
Note: "This wooden push-along horse is a typical example from the period. It would have been available in toy shops and department stores. Probably made in England."


Miniature Vehicle 1960s


Male Walker, 1994
Note: "Instead of legs and feet, this toy has a disc which revolves to make the figure appear to walk. It was made in England by toy designer and maker, Robert Race."


Koala bear soft toy, 1950~1960
Note: "This toy was made in Australia using Kangaroo skin."


Indian Figures and Animals, 1900~1920


Tiger with rocking heap, 1980~1990
Note: "The tiger's head rocks gently when the toy is moved. The head is attached to a metal rod with a weight on the other end. Made in India using Papier-mâché."


Jason Siu - Monkey Playground - GE


Finger Puppets, 1960~1970
Note: "These puppets include a donkey, a bear, a horse, a dog, and a cat. They were made in England."


Finger Puppets (02), 1960~1970
Note: "These puppets include a donkey, a bear, a horse, a dog, and a cat. They were made in England."


Finger Puppets (03), 1960~1970
Note: "These puppets include a donkey, a bear, a horse, a dog, and a cat. They were made in England."


Finger Puppets (04), 1960~1970
Note: "These puppets include a donkey, a bear, a horse, a dog, and a cat. They were made in England."


Finger Puppets (05), 1960~1970
Note: "These puppets include a donkey, a bear, a horse, a dog, and a cat. They were made in England."


King Ken - King Ken III

2 comments:

  1. Oh I recognise some of them, I love the Museum of Childhood so much :)

    These are absolutely amazing, they would make a wonderful book or zine, loving the thicker outlines.

    xx

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  2. Cheers Mina =)
    I also love the Museum of Childhood!^_^
    Thank you for the suggestion of making these drawings into a zine. Maybe I should make one soon!

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