This lovely 24" tall Lenci lady doll wears a turquoise felt dress with tiered skirt and large cream felt bonnet. The height measurement is without the bonnet. Underneath she has a stiff crinoline, 2 petticoats, and tiered pantaloons. On top she has an apron, necklace floral belt, and 2 bouquets - one in her hand and one on her apron. She has her original mohair hair. Her body is jointed at hips, shoulders and neck. The face is expressively formed and painted in typical fine Lenci way.
Condition: There is some general surface soil/dust that has dimmed the color as well as fading. The apron has a tear. I see one small hole in the ribbon that hangs from her hat in the back. Her shoes are missing.
This item is offered on behalf of the Coleman Collection. Other select items will be posted from this collection as well.
A doll just like this appeared in a 1923 Lenci advertisement.
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