Vintage Half Doll China Bisque Pin Cushion Lady (Orange/ Blue)


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Vintage Half doll China Bisque Pin Cushion Lady (Orange/Blue)

Vintage Half Doll China Bisque Pin Cushion Lady (Orange/ Blue), wearing an orange dress with pale blue trim and sporting a pompadour hairstyle. She is marked as ‘foreign’.

Height: 6.5 cm

Weight: 20 grammes unpacked

She is in good used condition with no cracks, chips or restoration.

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Half Dolls

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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Weight 0.3 kg


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