Little Ones Collection

Names:  A Collection of Little Ones and Harry by Heidi Ott

Tom, Leonie, Charlie, an unknown girl, Saddie, and Harry

Made by and When: Early-to-late 1990s

Material:  Vinyl heads, arms, hands, and legs with brown stockinette stuffed bodies. The larger dolls have vinyl breastplates. The baby (Harry) has a pellet-stuffed body with bent baby legs.

Marks: ©Swiss Design / Heidi Ott (on the back of the heads)

Height: 12 inches and the baby is 9 inches.

Hair, Eyes, Mouth: Black human hair wigs; the baby has molded hair; painted brown eyes, closed mouths with ethnically correct facial features.

Clothes: All dolls wear their original clothing. With the exception of the doll in the red plaid dress, all dolls have bare feet. The doll in red plaid wears white knit socks and red and white lace-up loafers.

Tom and Saddie were released during the same year or no more than a year apart.
L-R: Tom, Leonie, Charlie, and the unknown girl in a plaid dress

Other: Swiss artist, Heidi Ott made a series of 12-inch Little Ones during the 1990s as girl and boy pairs using the same head sculpts for the pairs. Tom, Saddie, and Leonie share the same head sculpt. Charlie and the girl in the red plaid dress share the same head sculpt. The girl in red plaid, whose name is unknown, is said to have been sold through QVC, but this was not substantiated at the time of this installation. The latter doll’s hangtag is the only one that reads, “Made in China.”

Harry is a 9-inch baby.

Harry is not part of the Little Ones series but was also made during the early 1990s.



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