Enlarge Text
A A A

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.

SimpleXMLElement Object
(
    [ack] => Success
    [version] => 1.13.0
    [timestamp] => 2018-04-22T14:02:24.189Z
    [searchResult] => SimpleXMLElement Object
        (
            [@attributes] => Array
                (
                    [count] => 3
                )

            [item] => Array
                (
                    [0] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                        (
                            [itemId] => 173275731981
                            [title] => ANTIQUE German DUTCH GIRL Pin Cushion Doll
                            [globalId] => EBAY-US
                            [primaryCategory] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [categoryId] => 167949
                                    [categoryName] => Pin Cushions
                                )

                            [secondaryCategory] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [categoryId] => 4624
                                    [categoryName] => Porcelain & China
                                )

                            [galleryURL] => http://thumbs2.ebaystatic.com/m/mVCtee2DJYdrjcx6jd4qtSQ/140.jpg
                            [viewItemURL] => http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=2&toolid=10044&campid=5336649018&customid=pincushion-dolls&lgeo=1&vectorid=229466&item=173275731981
                            [paymentMethod] => PayPal
                            [autoPay] => false
                            [postalCode] => 04051
                            [location] => Lovell,ME,USA
                            [country] => US
                            [shippingInfo] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [shippingType] => Calculated
                                    [shipToLocations] => Worldwide
                                    [expeditedShipping] => false
                                    [oneDayShippingAvailable] => false
                                    [handlingTime] => 1
                                )

                            [sellingStatus] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [currentPrice] => 12.5
                                    [convertedCurrentPrice] => 12.5
                                    [bidCount] => 6
                                    [sellingState] => Active
                                    [timeLeft] => P0DT10H39M55S
                                )

                            [listingInfo] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [bestOfferEnabled] => false
                                    [buyItNowAvailable] => false
                                    [startTime] => 2018-04-18T00:42:19.000Z
                                    [endTime] => 2018-04-23T00:42:19.000Z
                                    [listingType] => Auction
                                    [gift] => false
                                    [watchCount] => 4
                                )

                            [returnsAccepted] => true
                            [isMultiVariationListing] => false
                            [topRatedListing] => false
                        )

                    [1] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                        (
                            [itemId] => 253568493461
                            [title] => Vintage Porcelain Girl Pincushion Head / Half Doll Germany Pin Cushion
                            [globalId] => EBAY-US
                            [primaryCategory] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [categoryId] => 167949
                                    [categoryName] => Pin Cushions
                                )

                            [galleryURL] => http://thumbs2.ebaystatic.com/m/mNY5ZAXEDpBifg_KwwY5aSw/140.jpg
                            [viewItemURL] => http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=2&toolid=10044&campid=5336649018&customid=pincushion-dolls&lgeo=1&vectorid=229466&item=253568493461
                            [paymentMethod] => PayPal
                            [autoPay] => false
                            [postalCode] => 45005
                            [location] => Franklin,OH,USA
                            [country] => US
                            [shippingInfo] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [shippingServiceCost] => 0.0
                                    [shippingType] => Free
                                    [shipToLocations] => Worldwide
                                    [expeditedShipping] => false
                                    [oneDayShippingAvailable] => false
                                    [handlingTime] => 2
                                )

                            [sellingStatus] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [currentPrice] => 40.0
                                    [convertedCurrentPrice] => 40.0
                                    [bidCount] => 0
                                    [sellingState] => Active
                                    [timeLeft] => P2DT10H43M21S
                                )

                            [listingInfo] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [bestOfferEnabled] => false
                                    [buyItNowAvailable] => false
                                    [startTime] => 2018-04-18T00:45:45.000Z
                                    [endTime] => 2018-04-25T00:45:45.000Z
                                    [listingType] => Auction
                                    [gift] => false
                                )

                            [returnsAccepted] => true
                            [isMultiVariationListing] => false
                            [topRatedListing] => false
                        )

                    [2] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                        (
                            [itemId] => 163004620503
                            [title] => Vintage Porcelain Half Doll Girl Pin Cushion Pink Approx 5" Tall F2
                            [globalId] => EBAY-US
                            [primaryCategory] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [categoryId] => 167949
                                    [categoryName] => Pin Cushions
                                )

                            [galleryURL] => http://thumbs4.ebaystatic.com/m/mZ23ZNyaVjbi-1RhYFeWGeQ/140.jpg
                            [viewItemURL] => http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=2&toolid=10044&campid=5336649018&customid=pincushion-dolls&lgeo=1&vectorid=229466&item=163004620503
                            [paymentMethod] => PayPal
                            [autoPay] => false
                            [postalCode] => 68521
                            [location] => Lincoln,NE,USA
                            [country] => US
                            [shippingInfo] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [shippingServiceCost] => 6.35
                                    [shippingType] => Flat
                                    [shipToLocations] => Worldwide
                                    [expeditedShipping] => false
                                    [oneDayShippingAvailable] => false
                                    [handlingTime] => 2
                                )

                            [sellingStatus] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [currentPrice] => 59.95
                                    [convertedCurrentPrice] => 59.95
                                    [bidCount] => 0
                                    [sellingState] => Active
                                    [timeLeft] => P5DT8H57M4S
                                )

                            [listingInfo] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [bestOfferEnabled] => false
                                    [buyItNowAvailable] => false
                                    [startTime] => 2018-04-17T22:59:28.000Z
                                    [endTime] => 2018-04-27T22:59:28.000Z
                                    [listingType] => Auction
                                    [gift] => false
                                )

                            [returnsAccepted] => false
                            [isMultiVariationListing] => false
                            [topRatedListing] => false
                        )

                )

        )

    [paginationOutput] => SimpleXMLElement Object
        (
            [pageNumber] => 1
            [entriesPerPage] => 4
            [totalPages] => 1
            [totalEntries] => 3
        )

    [itemSearchURL] => http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&toolid=10044&campid=5336649018&customid=pincushion-dolls&lgeo=1&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fsch%2Fi.html%3FLH_Auction%3D1%26_nkw%3DPincushion%2BDolls%2BGirl%26_ddo%3D1%26_ipg%3D4%26_mcats%3D870%257C20081%26_pgn%3D1%26_sop%3D1
)
strkey:pincushion-dolls
metakey:Pincushion Dolls Girl
870,20081
eBay Auctions
Sorted By
  
Details
Price
Login / Create Account for Price
Pattern or Item
Girl
Category
Description
Blond Sculpted Curls, Dutch Cap, Blue Blouse, 1920, Germany, 5 In.
Year Priced
1997

Get The Latest Collecting News Every Week for FREE!

Enter your email below to receive Kovels Komments for the latest antiques & collectibles news, answers to readers questions, marks and tips. In your inbox every Wednesday.

You can unsubscribe at any time. Please refer to our Privacy Policy or Contact us for more information.
Kovels Premium