Mini Groom Penny Doll


Vintage Japan 1930-40s

1 in stock


Mini Groom Bisque Penny doll is a perfect little bit of 2 1/4 inch surprize for your collection!  Frozen Penny groom has very detailed molding for such a small doll complete with corsage and tails. Doll  has no chips or cracks with  painted  light blue suit, black shoes,  top hat and face details. Clearly incised mark into mold  “JAPAN” on back. Really sweet!

“Penny” dolls with the easiest to find on the market are from Japan but there are wonderful versions from Germany and France as well. These dolls are usually made in bisque and are painted in bright colors. Since the bisque is not fired a second time after painting the paint wears off easy. Value is more based on details, condition of paint and arm positions, with crossed arms the most unusual. The dolls were often sold in sweet shops for a penny thus the name. The dolls were also sold in theme sets such as a wedding party complete with a little church or a group of cowboys, cowgirls and Indians. It is more difficult to find these still in sets but they do occasionally show up. These are fun to collect since there are so many varieties out there. I like to display in old print trays with a sheet of glass on front so I can hang on wall.

Additional information

Weight 2 oz
Dimensions 3 × 3 × 1 in


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