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Vintage Tiny Half Doll Pin Cushion Lady

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Vintage Tiny Half Doll Pin Cushion Lady 

Vintage Tiny Half doll Porcelain Pin Cushion Lady, wearing a pale pink dress. She is sporting curly ringlets, and holding her hands behind her head to hold on to her pink Tricorn hat.

She is quite small compared with most half-dolls. Height: ~4 cm (~1.58")

This pincushion lady is in reasonable visible condition with no cracks, chips or restoration but does have surface blemishes and signs of paint loss either from new or from wear due to age.

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Some Trivia

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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