Mini Vintage Bisque Pixie Penny Doll


Japan 1940s

1 in stock


Mini vintage Bisque Pixie Penny doll is a perfect little bit of  mischeif at 1 3/4″ inch!  Frozen Penny boy paint has been well loved with play with just a wisp of blue on shirt and shorts and a bit of red on his pointed gnome hat. Painted  face details on molded face.  Marked into mold on back “JAPAN”.

“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.

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Weight 2 oz
Dimensions 3 × 2 × 1 in


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