Q: My mother, who is now 91 years old, played with her Kewpie dishes as a child in the early 1930s. They are white china with rose colored trim and daisy decoration. They all have chubby Kewpies in various poses and configurations. Each piece is marked on the bottom “Copyrighted, Rose O’Neill Wilson, Kewpie, Germany.” My mother’s collection includes a teapot with lid, sugar bowl with lid, creamer, 11 plates, 9 teacups and 11 saucers. Although Mom maintains she was “a careful little girl,” some breakage must have occurred to account for the odd number of pieces. What are our Kewpie dishes worth?
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