Wonderful Early Lenci Girl in Traditional Italian Costume. I would say looking at the 1925 Lenci Catalogue page this model 159 V is the child with her Big Sister 109 holding her hand. She stands 16 inches tall is made of felt including her body, she is fully jointed. Beautiful felt head with painted features and ears with mohair wig in plaits. Some damage to face on one side and she has faded. She has a lovely pouty look with side glancing eyes.
She wears all her original clothes but no shoes, she does have newer felt black ties around her ankles, small hole on the inside of her ankle. She has sewn toes and all fingers sewn together with separate thumb. Her outer clothing consists of felt embroidered apron ( a couple of small holes) Felt Hat ( needs cleaning, would have been sewn to her wig but a pin holds it there at the moment) Felt Lace up Belt beautifully made with ties. Lovely yellow embroidered felt shawl , wool fringing ( larger hole and smaller hole luckily on the fold). Felt Skirt with felt trim , button to fasten( faded and a couple of very small holes). Felt Arm bands one has a hole and they are faded
I love her undergarments and she looks great just wearing them. They consist of Cotton Half Petticoat with red trim, matching long pants and matching material blouse. with button to fasten at the back and tie in the front.
Truly a lovely little girl with so much character and so early from 1925 ,95 years old ! No Lenci Tag or Lenci Button I have added a photo of the catalogue page and a close up of just her on the page so you can see she is this early model doll . Please take a good look at all the photo's , you can enlarge them by clicking on them and do not hesitate to email me if you need more photo's as I have reached my limit on Rubylane or if you have any questions.
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Rare Lenci Cloth Doll Model 159V from 1925 Lenci Catalogue, All Original