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Rare Italian Googly-Eyed Boy in Tuxedo by Lenci

Lot Number: 
24
19" (48 cm.) Felt swivel head with pressed and painted facial features,wide side-glancing blue googly eyes with glazed highlights,blue eye shadow,curly lashes,V-shaped brows,rounded nose,closed mouth with "O" shaped expression,brunette side-parted mohair short cropped wig,muslin torso,felt jointed arms and legs. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Lenci (paper and cloth labels). Comments: Lenci,the painted-eye googly was introduced in 1931 with six models,including this boy in tuxedo. Value Points: Very rare to find,the delightful model is wearing teal green double-breasted long-tailed jacket with lime green lapels,ruffled organdy jabot,felt plaid pants,black shoes with white spats,black top hat and carries a nosegay of pink roses.
Realized Price: 
$3,000
Presale Estimate: 
1800/2300