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Europe : Brass : Dorè : 1901 - 1910
This brass bookmark has a medallion with a Billiken in the center. According to Wikipedia, the Billiken was a charm doll created by an American art teacher and illustrator, Ms. Florence Pretz of Kansas City, Missouri, who is said to have seen the mysterious figure in a dream. In 1908 she patented the Billiken who was elf-like with pointed ears, a mischievous smile, and a tuft a hair on his pointed head. His arms were short and he was generally sitting with his legs stretched out in front of him.
Date:
1901 - 1910
Materials:
Brass
Materials:
Dorè
Origin:
Europe
Shape:
Person
Size:
2.2 x 9.9 cm