Lot: 35. Italian Felt Character Doll Known as Merry Widow by Lenci
20" (51 cm.) Felt swivel head with pressed and painted facial features,large round side-glancing googly eyes with glazed highlights,long curly upper lashes,high arched brows,rounded nose with accent dots,"O" shaped mouth,auburn mohair wig captured in a cluster at the back crown with tumbling ringlet curls below,jointing at shoulders and hips. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Lenci Torino (feet) (Lenci original paper label penciled BL58 on reverse). Comments: Lenci,1940s. Value Points: fabulous original condition,the doll is perfectly preserved with vibrant original costume comprising black taffeta silk 1860s-style gown,grey felt toque with colorful felt flowers,lace trim,undergarments,and holding a white plush terrier with black velvet collar.
Realized Price: 1900
Apples - An Auction of Antique Dolls - $49Saturday, November 10, 2012 at the Omni Mandalay Las Colinas, Dallas, Texas
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