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Vintage Japanese Half doll China Pin Cushion Lady (Yellow dress)

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Vintage Japanese Half doll China Pin Cushion Lady (Yellow dress)

Vintage Japanese Half doll China Pin Cushion Lady (Yellow dress). 

Height: ~9.5 cm

This half-doll is in fair condition with no cracks or restoration. However, it does have some pinholes in the bisque on the shawl, and the base has several chips and nibbles.

The price has been adjusted to account for the defects.

She is stamped Japan on the rear. 

The images were taken with and without flash, hence the differences in colour.

Some Trivia For You

Pincushion dolls are not really dolls and often were not even pin cushions! 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. Pin cushion 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.

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