We are so in love with these figurines that we almost didn't sell them. We think they were created originally for setting up miniature scenes for railroads or Lilliput villages, but we are really not sure. Some of them have an original metal pick in the bottom - probably for positioning in your diorama or display. We prefer them without, but we've not changed any of them.
Each figurine was hand painted and the paint shows some wear. We're showing 4 samples so that you might see the differences. We love the true patina that only real time offers such pieces. The first young lady is pictured from the back so that you might see that the painting is complete all around each figure.
Each Cinderella (alas, before she found her prince) wears an apron and holds a broom to sweep the floor. She measures 1-1/4 inch high by about 5/8 inch wide (at the bottom of her skirt with the broom base) and about 1/4 inch from front to back. When there are stems, they vary in length, most being about 1 inch.
These are lightweight, making them perfect for even altered art jewelry projects.
We expect that these are from the 1920s through 1940s, but we've not been able to find a date on any of them. Some are marked with their country of origin, Japan.
These have been dusted off, but the metal, if any, is rusty, so please be careful. We never clean any vintage or antique items completely so as to not ruin the value.
We've never seen anything like these before, so we are quite delighted to offer them to you. We're showing you four Cinderellas for illustration of the differences. Please let us choose one for you.
Not for children.