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Pincushion Dolls
Pincushion Dolls

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, whisk 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.

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 Pincushion DollsWoman’s Head Flapper Style, Germany, 2 In.2009Login / Create Account for Price
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 Pincushion DollsPorcelainPainted Features, Mohair Wig, Cage Base, Early 1900s, 15 In.2007Login / Create Account for Price
 Pincushion DollsSwimmerNude, Flapper Headdress, Porcelain, Germany, 5 In.2007Login / Create Account for Price
 Pincushion DollsWomanArm Touching Hair, Ruffled Bodice, Hertzwig Germany, 1920s, 3 1/2 In.2007Login / Create Account for Price
 Pincushion DollsWomanBisque, Gown, Low Cut Blouse, Feathered Hat, Fan, Germany, 6 1/2 X 4 1/2 In.2007Login / Create Account for Price
 Pincushion DollsWomanHolding Parrot, Waist Up, Bisque, Mohair, Germany, C.1915, 4 1/2 In.2007Login / Create Account for Price
 Pincushion DollsArm ExtendedHolding Flower, Stroked Hair, Hat, Bow, Bodice, 5 In.2006Login / Create Account for Price
 Pincushion DollsArms CloseHolding Tennis Racket, Head Band, No. 14508, 4 1/4 In.2006Login / Create Account for Price
 Pincushion DollsArms Extended & CrossedHeaddress, Karl Schneider, 5 In.2006Login / Create Account for Price
 Pincushion DollsArms ExtendedArt Deco, Gold Hair & Trim, 3 In.2006Login / Create Account for Price
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 Pincushion DollsArms ExtendedStroked Hair, Ruffled Hat, Dressel & Kister, 3 3/4 In.2006Login / Create Account for Price
 Pincushion DollsBlue BlouseGray Hair, Germany, C.1910, 4 1/2 In.2006Login / Create Account for Price
 Pincushion DollsBrown HairGreen Gown, Germany, C.1910, 6 In.2006Login / Create Account for Price
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