This offering is for an all original and complete Italian Lenci doll from the 1920's to early 1930's. The doll is in stunning condition with excellent face paint, a beautiful wig styled in soft, long ringlet curls and excellent unmarred head and body. She has beautiful steel blue side glancing eyes and full lip and nostril paint. Her wig retains nearly 100% of its original set with only a few wispy strands that will need to be gently pulled back into the bun at the back of her head. She retains the painted blush at the knees. The direct lighting used for the last picture is to illustrate how excellent her eye, nostril and lip paint is however is causes the tone of her face to look much paler than it actually is. The close-up of the doll's head wearing her bonnet is a much better illustration of her overall coloring. The doll is 16 1/2 inches in height.
Her outfit consists of the original dress, bodice undergarment, slip, pantalettes, shoes, bonnet and gloves. The condition of these items is nearly perfect with only a minor number of age spots and pock marks as illustrated in the composite picture. There are two ties around her waist - one is a brown horse hair rope and the other is white cotton thread.
I have many more pictures that I'm happy to share, simply email my shop and I can forward them on.
I am not a collector of these fabulous dolls but am very fortunate to have been able to purchase a number of them to enjoy and pass along. I would like to extend my gratitude to the incredibly knowledgeable, long time collector, Cathy Peterson, whose help was invaluable in identifying the era and authenticity of these dolls. Her wonderful website, the Lenci Doll Collective, is a must see!
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