A beautiful antique pincushion or half doll Art Deco beauty with real hair

CONDITION: small chip from base otherwise good vintage condition

SIZE: 6 ins h (15 cm)



A pretty pin cushion doll which once belonged to my grandmother, Other items from this collection can be seen in the final picture.

A beautiful vintage half doll nude from the waist up. She stands with arms wide and hands covering her breasts. Dolls like this which were made nude were intended to encourage the owner to make not only the skirt but the top half of the dress. So they were also used as teaching aids to help girls learn how to sew.

Her face is beautifully hand painted and she has auburn coloured real hair. She an early 20th century or Art Deco look with her large eyes. Her lips are bright red and are painted in a fashionable style popularly known as a “bee sting”. Dolls were made with hair styles appropriate to the period being presented.

Lovely example to put with your sewing items or nice doll to add to your collection.


Pin cushion dolls or half dolls (sometimes known in Britain as tea cosy dolls) are wonderful vintage items to curate as they cross several collecting categories. Collectors treasure them from vintage and miniature dolls, to antique pincushions, and other categories. They are lovely items which give creative scope to restore them as they were meant to be; as part of lamps, powder boxes, clothing brushes, and of course, as pincushions. Their use is limited only by the imagination of the new owner.

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The Spanish Comb

Large half or pin cushion doll with hair Art Deco nude beauty (AAB)

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