Kewpie Hatpin Holders CopiedBy Mark Chervenka
Kewpie Hatpin Holders Copied
Copies of bisque Kewpie hatpin holders are available in the market. New pieces are made in a Jasperware style with either a blue or green background with designs in raised white moldings. An original hatpin holder is shown below.
New copies carry original Rose O'Neill marks on the base. The only way to separate new from old is the name "Darlene" which appears on the leg of one of the large Kewpies.
Original Kewpies were the creation of artist Rose O'Neill. The first Kewpies were used to illustrate an article in the Ladies Home Journal in 1909. Many Kewpie toys, dolls and accessories followed.