Half-dolls were initially referred to as pincushion dolls but that description is too brief. Half-dolls dolls became popular as a means for young girls to learn sewing techniques in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Some of these half-dolls were so artistically and beautifully sculpted that many were purchased as objects of beauty with very little further embellishment. Used for pincushions, lamps, broom handles and powder puff dishes, or just as objects to admire, these bisque and china dolls were most popular in the early 1900s.
NOTE: If not in stock, the soft-fired greenware takes three weeks from pouring to send out; 1 week to pour, 1 week to dry and 1 week to soft fire; for bisque add another week. Antique heads are poured in white unless a different color is requested. Additional colors, of limited availability, can be specified for an additional cost; Aztec Tan, French Chocolate and Brown Velvet have an additional slip color charge.
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Any breakage that occurs during shipping must be reported via email the day you receive the package.
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