For the sewing room, Boudoir, or the bath, this great old pincushion doll of glazed china is a wonderful addition to any collection. This is from a friend of mine who collects these and since he has 2 he wants to sell 1 of them. The doll is in great shape save for 1 tiny rough spot on the back rim of the hat. I have 2 pictures of it for you. It stands 3 3/8" tall from the base to the top of the head. There are also pictures showing the back of the doll with the numbers( rather messy, but there) of 97. It is not totally clear but his other one DOES actually say 97 on it.
Looking at it I would say that it is German from the painting and style, BUT his other one, and the one he is keeping, is clearly marked "Made in Japan". That said it is for sure from the same era as the German ones but this would surely identify it as Japanese rather than German. Still it is a lovely addition in good shape to your collection and I am offering at a really great price knowing that is IS not German. Ask any questions you might wish answers to.