This item is from my personal collection of beautiful half dolls. All the dolls in this collection are genuine, antique, vintage dolls. It is time to find new homes and new caretakers for these unusual, hard-to-find, rare, porcelain half dolls. Be sure to view my other auctions by clicking on. The William Goebel Company began making half dolls in 1917, and these early dolls were given names.This lady was known as "Lottchen" or "Lotti". She is beautifully designed in a colorful costume of the 1830s. The bodice of her dress has a decoupage floral print with a "V" insert and a pink shawl collar, further enhanced with a special Goebel technique of raised, tiny beaded trim.
She is wearing fingerless gray gloves and a yellow bonnet with blue flowers beneath the brim. An ornate locket is around her neck. This Lotti half doll was made into a semi-play doll by a previous owner. This previous owner dressed this Lotti half doll and was a master seamstress, no doubt. She constructed a multi-layered underskirt with tiny hooks and eyes as well as a beautiful overskirt and peplum, each with hook and eye closures.
She also chose to make this half doll a semi-play doll by adding a soft stuffed body of hips and upper legs attached to the half doll. The lower legs and feet with black shoes are made of porcelain and are attached at the knee of the soft thighs. She even has a pair of silk bloomers with a tiny mother-of-peal button and crocheted loop!! Please see the additional pictures showing the full-length beauty of this doll and also what is beneath her skirt.
Reference: The Half Doll, Lorrin, Vol. Size: The porcelain half doll unmounted measures 5 1/4 h. Complete presentation measures 12 1/2h. Enter your zip code in the ZIP Code box. If there is a problem, please contact me so that we can resolve it.I do not mark the item as a gift. It is illegal for me to do so.
The item "VINTAGE GERMAN PORCELAIN PINCUSHION HALF DOLL LIQUIDATION LOTTIE, LOTTCHEN" is in sale since Wednesday, July 31, 2019. This item is in the category "Dolls & Bears\Dolls\Antique (Pre-1930)\Porcelain & China". The seller is "babjoan" and is located in Austin, Texas. This item can be shipped worldwide.