Pixie Girl, standing

A-116, Pixie Girl, standing

Height: 2 ¼”

Designer: Helen Perrin Farnlund

Production Dates: 1950-51 [?]

Mold Book Name: Pixie girl, standing   

Notes: The piece illustrated here is the only example of this mold that I have seen.

The Pixies are not listed on the order forms. All are rare. They may have been only test marketed (at Knott’s Berry Farm in Buena Park, California) around 1950-1951. Some are standing on a ceramic leaf, which is in the mold book as A-131 Leaf, Pixie.

The Pixies are decorated very individually, with few alike. Known clothing colors are: pink tunic/blue jacket, yellow tunic/green jacket, blue tunic/yellow jacket. They have brown hair. The hats were molded separately and have blue or yellow petals. One Pixie with a bisque face is known; others are gloss. Another Pixie has wire antennae like a snail. Other variations probably exist.

Other pixies in the mold book are 117 Pixie girl, 118 Pixie leap, 120 Pixie girl nude, 121 Pixie girl curtsey, 122 Pixie nude kneeling, 123 Pixie girl prone [used on a Walker-Renaker piece], 124 Pixie girl sitting [used on a Specialties piece; others may have been used on Specialties pieces as well].

In 2000, several of the molds were reissued on bases as Specialties.

Pixie for Butterfly

A-114, Pixie for Butterfly

Height: 2 ¼”

Designer: Helen Perrin Farnlund

Production Dates: 1950-51 [?]

Mold Book Name: Pixie, butterfly

Notes: This piece does not sit alone. It is listed in the Mold Book right before A-115 Small Butterfly, and was clearly designed to sit on a butterfly, which it fits perfectly. The photos show one Pixie for Butterfly on A-99, Large Monarch Butterfly, and another on 3103 Specialties Monarch, which is a comparable size and shape.

The Pixie Leaf, A-131, was sculpted shortly after the Pixies, presumably to serve as an alternative seat or support for this piece. The green leaf shown here, and another in orange with brown edges, are the only known existing examples.

The Pixies are not listed on the order forms. All are rare. They may have been only test marketed (at Knott’s Berry Farm in Buena Park, California) around 1950-1951. Some are standing on a ceramic leaf, which is in the mold book as A-131 Leaf, Pixie.

The Pixies are decorated very individually, with few alike. Known clothing colors are: pink tunic/blue jacket, yellow tunic/green jacket, blue tunic/yellow jacket. They have brown hair. The hats were molded separately and have blue or yellow petals. One Pixie with a bisque face is known; others are gloss. Another Pixie has wire antennae like a snail. Other variations probably exist.

Other pixies in the mold book are 117 Pixie girl, 118 Pixie leap, 120 Pixie girl nude, 121 Pixie girl curtsey, 122 Pixie nude kneeling, 123 Pixie girl prone [used on a Walker-Renaker piece], 124 Pixie girl sitting [used on a Specialties piece; others may have been used on Specialties pieces as well].

In 2000, several of the molds were reissued on bases as Specialties.

Pixie with Ball

A-112, Pixie with Ball

Height: 2 ½”

Designer: Helen Perrin Farnlund

Production Dates: 1950-51 [?]

Mold Book Name: Pixie, throw 

Notes: This pixie is holding a ball, which can be brown or metallic gold.

There are two mold versions for Pixie with Ball, 1. Head down, outstretched arm straight (probably the first version), 2. Head up, outstretched arm bent.

The Pixies are not listed on the order forms. All are rare. They may have been only test marketed (at Knott’s Berry Farm in Buena Park, California) around 1950-1951. Some are standing on a thin ceramic leaf

The Pixies are decorated very individually, with few alike. Known clothing colors are: pink tunic/blue jacket, yellow tunic/green jacket, blue tunic/yellow jacket. They have brown hair. The hats were molded separately and have blue or yellow petals. One Pixie with a bisque face is known; others are gloss. Another Pixie has wire antennae like a snail. Other variations probably exist.

Other pixies in the mold book are 117 Pixie girl, 118 Pixie leap, 120 Pixie girl nude, 121 Pixie girl curtsey, 122 Pixie nude kneeling, 123 Pixie girl prone [used on a Walker-Renaker piece], 124 Pixie girl sitting [used on a Specialties piece; others may have been used on Specialties pieces as well].

In 2000, several of the molds were reissued on bases as Specialties.

Pixie with Stick

A-111, Pixie with Stick

Height: 2 ¾”

Designer: Helen Perrin Farnlund

Production Dates: 1950-51 [?]

Mold Book Name: Pixie, stick

Notes: This piece has a hole in its hand for an object. What it was originally holding is unknown, but I assume that it was not a ceramic piece as there is no mention of a stick or wand in the Mold Book. It may have been an actual wooden stick. A ceramic wand was created for this pixie when it was later reissued in the Specialties line.

The Pixies are not listed on the order forms. All are rare. They may have been only test marketed (at Knott’s Berry Farm in Buena Park, California) around 1950-1951. Some are standing on a ceramic leaf, which is in the mold book as A-131 Leaf, Pixie.

The Pixies are decorated very individually, with few alike. Known clothing colors are: pink tunic/blue jacket, yellow tunic/green jacket, blue tunic/yellow jacket. They have brown hair. The hats were molded separately and have blue or yellow petals. One Pixie with a bisque face is known; others are gloss. Another Pixie has wire antennae like a snail. Other variations probably exist.

Other pixies in the mold book are 117 Pixie girl, 118 Pixie leap, 120 Pixie girl nude, 121 Pixie girl curtsey, 122 Pixie nude kneeling, 123 Pixie girl prone [used on a Walker-Renaker piece], 124 Pixie girl sitting [used on a Specialties piece; others may have been used on Specialties pieces as well].

In 2000, several of the molds were reissued on bases as Specialties.

Pixie for Snail

A-110, Pixie for Snail

Height: 2 3/8”

Designer: Helen Perrin Farnlund

Production Dates: 1950-51 [?]

Mold Book Name: Pixie, snail

Notes: This pixie can be perched on a snail (A-079) or toadstool (A-406).

The Pixies are not listed on the order forms. All are rare. They may have been only test marketed (at Knott’s Berry Farm in Buena Park, California) around 1950-1951. Some are standing on a ceramic leaf, which is in the mold book as A-131 Leaf, Pixie.

The Pixies are decorated very individually, with few alike. Known clothing colors are: pink tunic/blue jacket, yellow tunic/green jacket, blue tunic/yellow jacket. They have brown hair. The hats were molded separately and have blue or yellow petals. One Pixie with a bisque face is known; others are gloss. Another Pixie, shown below, has wire antennae like a snail. Other variations probably exist.

 

Other pixies in the mold book are 117 Pixie girl, 118 Pixie leap, 120 Pixie girl nude, 121 Pixie girl curtsey, 122 Pixie nude kneeling, 123 Pixie girl prone [used on Walker-Renaker piece], 124 Pixie girl sitting [used on Specialties piece; others may have been used on Specialties pieces as well].

 In 2000, several of the molds were reissued on bases as Specialties.

Baby, sitting

A-3164, Baby, sitting

Height: 1 ½”

Designer: Robert McGuinness

Production Dates:

F1994-F1995, as “Baby Sit, white/brown” (Peach/white diaper, Brown/white diaper)

Mold Book Name: Baby sitting

Baby, sleeping

A-3163, Baby, sleeping

Height: ½”

Designer: Robert McGuinness

Production Dates:

F1994-S1997, as “Baby Sleep, white/brown” (Peach/white diaper, Brown/white diaper);

F2000-S2003, as “Baby Sleeping pink/blue” (Peach/pink diaper, Peach/blue diaper)

Mold Book Name: Baby sleeping

 

Baby, crawling

A-3162, Baby, crawling

Height: 1 ¼”

Designer: Robert McGuinness

Production Dates:

F1994-F1996, as “Baby Crawl, white/brown” (Peach/white diaper, Brown/white diaper)

Mold Book Name: Baby crawling

Eskimo Tot, crouched

A-945, Eskimo Tot, crouched

Height: 1 3/8”

Designer: Helen Perrin Farnlund

Production Dates:

S1980-S1988. as “Eskimo Tot, bending” (Brown/tan)

Mold Book Name: Eskimo Tot, bending

Eskimo Tot, standing

A-944, Eskimo Tot, standing

Height: 1 ½”

Designer: Helen Perrin Farnlund

Production Dates:

S1980-S1985; F1990-F1991 (Gloss brown/tan, Matte brown/tan)

Mold Book Name: Eskimo Tot, standing

Notes: A-944 was later produced as part of Specialties 944, Polar Bear and Eskimo. This version has a pale face with pink cheeks and can sometimes be found separately.