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: Poppy & Peeper; Luna & Lulu; and Caper & Crocus.
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 Crocus Kewpie® (shown at right in photo) is outfitted in a costume inspired by the Crocus flower, the harbinger of spring. Her dress is made of molded and painted crocus petals and she has gathered silk ruffles at her shoulders. Her delightful hat is an upside down crocus flower and she has integral green 'tights' and tiny button blossoms on her toes.
Her companion, Caper Kewpie®, is dressed as a caterpillar. His delightful costume is elaborately pieced out of felt with organdy and felt wings, felt covered buttons, and a fitted hat with felt antennae. In one hand, Caper holds a detailed Crocus blossom made entirely of felt.
Caper and Crocus were made in editions of 250 pieces. Each came enclosed in a custom-made hinged presentation case with a signed and numbered certificate of authenticity and the forms for owner registration.
The Crocus Kewpie and Caper Kewpie offered here are both number four of only five Artist Proofs made and come directly from R. John Wright Archives in pristine as-new condition.
The online purchase price includes shipping and insurance in the domestic United States. For overseas shipping rates, please contact the RJW office. You may also place your order request via phone at 1-802-447-7072. All orders are subject to availability.
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