Description of Doll for Sale
For your enjoyment a wonderful example of a vintage felt Lenci doll from the 1930's. This Lenci doll was made in Italy and is 17 inches tall. Lenci started making dolls in felt after the first world war because of a lack of other doll making materials. The continued the tradition of making the finest felt dolls up to the 1980's. The early dolls from the 20's and 30's are hard to find in good condition. The wool felt is easily soiled, fades easily, and is subject to moth damage.
This doll is from the 1930's and has good color with no moth damage. There are a few minor spots. Under the felt she is wearing an organdy slip and onesie. She is in amazing condition with no wear or soiling on the body and clothes which is hard to find on a felt doll which is 80+ years old.
The doll is unmarked but has the zigzag stitching on the neck typically seen in Lenci dolls.
Condition of Doll for Sale
The body and outfit is in good condition with no significant fading. There are a few minor spots on the body and outfit.
(see pictures). The organdy in the dress has grayed some. There are no foxing, stains moth holes or repairs to the felt body or the clothing.
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