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Hi Gary,

I have two lady figures and wondered what they were. Can you help?



Hi Anne,

Thank you for your email.

The reclining figure is made of Bisque and is known as a piano doll. It would have adorned the top of a piano.

The other one is a pin cushion doll. It would have been attached to a large pin cushion through the holes at the base.

Together I would estimate them £80-120 at auction.

Hi Gary,

Can you tell me anything about this figure? I picked it up recently in a charity shop. It has a cracked leg but I really liked it.


Hi Sharon,

This little figure was made by Friedrich Goldscheider, whose factory was formed in Vienna in 1885. Many famous artists worked for him and some pieces can sell for a lot of money. Over 10,000 different models were created over three generations.

Goldscheider designed for other companies and our piece was made for the British company Myott.

The damaged leg would reduce its value and it may sell between £40 -60.

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