Everard Auctions and Appraisals
Live Auction

Winter Southern Estates and Collections: Session I

Tue, Feb 28, 2023 10:00AM EST
Lot 426

18 Ceramic Pin Cushion Half Dolls

Estimate: $100 - $200

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$0 $10
$100 $25
$500 $50
$1,000 $100
$3,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$30,000 $2,500
$100,000 $5,000
$300,000 $10,000

Property from an Estate, Chicago and Savannah


18 Ceramic Pin Cushion Half Dolls, a group of mainly German ceramic half dolls, most with pierced bases, likely toppers for pin cushions originally, four 18th century style with hair pouf, one with her hands in her brown hair marked '6785 Germany,' one with white wig marked '14754' (chip to base), one clothed in purple marked 'Germany 14389' (chip to base), the other unmarked, four art deco style, one with blue hair clip marked '434 Germany,' one with black coat, fur and yellow hat marked 'Made in Germany' (gilt worn almost entirely away) one with red hat and blue fan marked '8031 Germany,' and one in purple and green with blonde hair unmarked, three smaller dolls of children, one wearing green and holding flowers marked '14803 Germany,' one with large bonnet marked 'Made in Japan' (chip to base) and other marked 'Germany' (small crack to base) and six others, an identical pair marked '4346 Germany,' one with pink flowers in her hair marked 'Germany Dep 14366' (chip to base), one in pink corset unmarked (repaired crack to back of base), one on pedestal marked 'Munzen 1926 Patented' on front and 'Germany ---195' on back (hairline crack to base), and one in pink dress unmarked (residue in base), one half doll a pair of legs with pink heels marked '--38 Germany,' and one figurine of a woman in blue lying on her side marked '4503 Germany.'

Measurements: Height: of art deco figure with yellow hat, 3 7/8 in. x Width: 3 3/8 in. x Depth: 1 3/8 in.


Overall good condition, some wear to paint or glaze, some glazing blemishes, see description.

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