Rare Italian Felt Character Doll,Series 149/I,as Aviatress by Lenci

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16" (41 cm.) Felt swivel head with pressed and painted facial features,large brown side-glancing eyes,brown curly upper lashes,grey eye shadow,closed mouth with accented bottom lip,brunette mohair bobbed wig,jointed shoulders and hips. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Lenci 149/I...(original paper label). Comments: Lenci,circa 1928,model 149/I,the doll is wearing her original grey felt aviatress costume with jodhpur-style pants having lacing at the sides,reddish brown felt edging on pockets,belt and collar,brown buttons,matching grey helmet,black shoes; the doll is said to be inspired by Amelia Earhart. Value Points: rare model with outstanding detail of costume construction; the helmet,for example,with petal-shaped panels at the crown for a snug fit.
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