Friday, July 25, 2008

Wee Willie Winkie

Wee Willie Winkie runs through the town,

upstairs and downstairs in his nightgown.

Rapping at the windows, crying through the lock.

Are the children in their beds, for now it's eight o'clock.

Wee Willie is a fairy tale doll from Brinn's, he is dated 1988.
He has his original tags, and stamped foot. Many companies have different identifying marks and the bottom of the foot is common.
Brinn's Company was established by Samuel I Brinn in the early 50's, he was a manufacturer of wholesale sales involving art and dinner ware, pottery, jardinieres, teapots, glass and oven ware, novelties. Two decades later, still under family management, the company was listed as an importer of ceramics, novelties, dinnerware and dolls. By the eighties Brinn's was a frequent doll maker, the dolls are mostly porcelain but they did make a hard resin as my Wee Willie is.
Wee Willie is a limited edition and is marked on the base of his head. Besides Brinn, 1988, he has a hand written signature and the number 7500. I believe the signature is from the artist hired to design him, and the number is the amount produced.
Too cute. C & G Design


tina said...

He is adoreable!

Dawn said...

good morning, he is pretty cute.

Jean said...

You do find a lotta cute dolls. His face is as sweet as can be.

Skeeter said...

Wee is a cutie indeed. He has such a sweet face. I can see why you had to add this one to the collection!

DP Nguyen said...

Oh wow, he is so cute! He's in great shape too!