Vintage Half doll China Bisque Pin Cushion Lady (Dark Blue)
Vintage Half doll China Bisque Pin Cushion Lady (Dark Blue), sporting a pompadour hairstyle.
She does have a slight chip to the end of her nose. She is stamped B.T 1/0 on the back.
Pincushion dolls are not really dolls and often were not even pincushions! Some collectors use the term “half-doll.” The top half of each doll was made of porcelain.
The edge of the half-doll was made with several small holes for thread, and the doll was stitched to a fabric body with a voluminous skirt. The finished figure was used to cover a hot pot of tea, powder box, pincushion, broom, or lamp.
They were made in sizes from less than an inch to over 9 inches high. Pincushion dolls were often hand-painted. Most date from the early 1900s to the 1950s. Collectors often find just the porcelain doll without the fabric skirt.
Height: 9.3 cm
Weight: 45 grammes unpacked
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