How do I identify my Lenci doll?
All Lenci dolls in this category have a wide-eyed surprised look with painted on eyes. They either look to the left or the right and are found rarely looking down. The hair on these dolls are either felt wigs or rooted hair.
What is a Lenci type doll?
This sweet felt doll came from Italy in the early 30’s. She had age spots on her body, a deep stain on her face, and her arm seams had split. Their felt dolls were Lenci look alikes. They were just as well made as the Lenci dolls and also had beautiful felt costumes.
Where were Lenci dolls made?
The dolls were made in Turin, Italy by Enrico & Elena (Lenci) Scavini from 1919-1944.
How tall are the Lenci dolls in inches?
The Garellas reintroduced the Series 300 dolls in the 1930s, but they were 19 inches tall and had a slimmer body. Find the Value of your Lenci Dolls. WorthPoint is the largest resource online for identifying, researching and valuing antiques. Explore over 425 Million “sold for” prices with item details and images.
Who was the owner of the Lenci Doll Company?
These were the depression years and by 1936 the Lenci company had been bought out by the Garella brothers who kept Madame Lenci on as artistic director until she retired,after which she helped her daughter Anili launch her own felt doll manufacturing company. I colorized the vintage photo from the previous post about the early Lenci toddler.
What kind of Lenci doll has a cane?
Is is only partly visible to the right of the picture, it appears to be a Lenci 300 series or a Grugnetto boy doll carrying a cane. This is a vintage photo I saw on Etsy today. This is the earliest version of the108 Series Fat Face Lenci dolls.
When was the first Lenci fat face doll made?
This is the earliest version of the108 Series Fat Face Lenci dolls. These 15 inch fat baby dolls were made from 1919-21 and were seen in the early ads and the 108 series doll appeared in very first Lenci catalog of 1923 which included examples of the dolls and characters Lenci was selling up to that time.