I have for your consideration this adorable bashful Series 300 17 inch Lenci boy dressed originally in his red felt suit and appears to have never been undressed. He has a white organdy ruffled shirt and black bow tie. The short felt jacket has faux pocket tabs and two felt covered buttons and button holes. One of the two buttons on his pants seems to have been replaced but with a very similar button. He has "Lenci" stamped on the bottom of both feet, and he has all of the characteristics of a Lenci, including separately stitched fingers except for the middle two fingers which are stitched together., as well as the one seam down his neck. His clothing is also typical for Lenci dolls, having excellent quality fabrics, scalloped open weave socks and in this instance, leather slip on shoes with leather soles and very short heels. For this age felt cloth doll, you would expect at least one moth bite but I see not even one! I purchased him from the deceased owner's estate and he had been preserved behind glass for the entire period of ownership. He has the mildest of shelf dust for his age, a few very light smudges on the back of his suit and his blond hair is in the original set with a part down the middle. His features are vivid with no paint loss. He has jointed shoulders and hips and his head swivels. He is very sturdy with very firm legs, torso and arms and he even stands alone without a stand, although it would not be a good idea for display. He will make a nice companion for your Lenci girls and his price is much lower than his book value of $2500 to $4000, according to Jan Foulke's Guide to Dolls.

He will require an "over-sized" box due to his height.


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Original Marked 17 Inch Lenci Boy in Red Felt Short Suit, Series 300, Italy 1930's


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