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Very Rare and All-Original Italian Cloth "Prosperity Baby" by Lenci

Lot Number: 
277
15" (38 cm.) Molded cloth head with multi-layered oil-painted complexion, hair and features, short tan curls with modeled details, large rounded pale blue eyes with encircling lashes, dash brows, rounded nose with accented nostrils, rosebud-shaped lips, firmly stuffed torso, jointed toddler-style arms and legs of oil-painted sculpted cloth, Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Lenci (original paper label). Comments: Lenci, the model, marked as "Prosperity Baby", was introduced by Lenci in 1929. Value Points: very rare doll, few examples exist today especially in this superb original condition, and wearing original pink organdy dress with felt flower accents, matching petticoat and booties, linen diaper with pink scalloped edging. The actual doll appears in the book, Lenci, The History and the Dolls, by Nancy Lazenby, page 143.
Realized Price: 
$1,900
Presale Estimate: 
1600/2200