Rare Female Variation of Pierrot, Variation Face, Guitar, Model 576, 1929

Lot Number: 
5
27" (69 cm.) Felt swivel head with heart-shaped face, modeled downcast brown eyes with pronounced eyelids, brown eyeliner, arched brows, tiny nostril accents and closed mouth, felt torso and limbs, jointing at shoulders and hips, seam-jointing at knees allowing seated pose. Wearing cream white felt costume with black felt buttons, white ruffled collar, white felt ide-brimme hat with black button over black skull cap, with felt flowers in right hand and carrying painted wooden guitar. Condition: good, some dustiness, few moth holes, missing shoes. Comments: Lenci, circa 1929, model 576. Value Points: the rare female version of Pierrot is distinguished by unique face which is wonderfully preserved, and having wooden guitar rather than mandolin. The exact doll is shown in Lenci, the History and the Dolls by Nancy Lazenby, page 66.
Realized Price: 
$1,800
Presale Estimate: 
1200/2200