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Italian Felt Character Boy "Aligi" by Lenci,Model 300/0,from 1926 catalog

Lot Number: 
30
17" (43 cm.) Felt swivel head with pressed and painted facial features,brown side-glancing eyes,shaded grey eye shadow,brown eyeliner and lashes,closed mouth with accented lower lip,blonde fleecy mohair wig,firmly-stuffed body with early style legs. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Lenci,the doll appeared in the 1926 catalog,named "Aligo",model 300/0,the premiere model of that series. Value Points: very rare model from the early period of the 300 with wonderful expression,wearing original linen shirt with wool fringe,felt vest with applique trim,brown felt shorts with blue lacing and pom-poms,brown felt sandals,brown felt cap with colorful flowers,and carrying his original wooden mouth-organ.
Realized Price: 
$4,000
Presale Estimate: 
1700/2100