BUG & FLOWER KEWPIES
The Kewpie® Flower & Bug Collection began in 1999 with "Fleur" and "Flit" made exclusively for the 50th Anniversary of the United Federation of Doll Clubs - UFDC. The other pieces in the series followed in 2001 and consisted of three matching pairs of flower and bug-themed costumed kewpies: Caper & Crocus; Poppy & Peeper; and Luna & Lulu shown in the photo above.
Like other R. John Wright Kewpies®, these authentic, licensed, Rose O'Neill characters are constructed of the finest all-wool felt which is molded, sewn, stuffed, and delicately hand-painted. Standing 6" tall, each is five-way jointed for poseability and include the trademark tiny blue Kewpie wings on the shoulders. These are the perfect 'cabinet-size' Kewpies!
The Lula Kewpie® flower (shown at right) is outfitted in a costume inspired by the lovely magnolia blossom. Her elaborate headpiece is made of felt magnolia petals with her face surrounded by rows of felt fringe. The headpiece is backed with felt leaves and a wired stem. Lulu's flirty skirt is made of painted and wired double felt leaves.
Her companion, Luna Kewpie® bug (shown at left), is based on the exotic beauty of the lunar moth. His costume is made of wool plush coating material and consists of a jumpsuit and separate hat with felt antennae. His outfit is topped with a pair of spectacular wings made of pieced felt which has been artistically airbrushed and layered with irridescent organdy.
Lulu and Luna were the only black Kewpies in the collection. Each was made in limited edition of 250 pieces and came enclosed in a deluxe custom-made hinged presentation case with a signed and numbered certificate of authenticity and the forms for owner registration.
©KEWPIE 2001. ©Jesco, 2001. Under license from Jesco.
DIRECT PURCHASE: The Lulu Kewpie and Luna Kewpie offered here are both number two of only five Artist Proofs made and come directly from R. John Wright Archives in pristine as-new condition. The purchase price of $750.00 each includes shipping & insurance in the domestic United States. [For overseas shipping rates, please contact the RJW office.]
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