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.