A stunning porcelain Art Deco pin lady. The lady is a performing showgirl with a pink feather in her hair. She is wearing an elaborate silver bra and she is holding a parrot in her left hand. This is a wonderful subject matter. The pin doll is offered in great condition.
Dimensions: 12.5cm x 13cm
Pin cushions, or pin dolls, only became a true necessity once sewing implements were mass produced during the middle of the 19th century. The crudely made pins and needles used before the Industrial Revolution were costly and typically stored in small boxes and cases. While pin pillows and un-mounted cushions emerged in 15th-century England, it wasn’t until pins were widely affordable during the 1800s that cushions were commonly sold as trinkets or commemorative gifts.