Marvelous Huge 1920’s Factory Original 27” Salon/southern Bell Lenci Lr For Sale
Here is a marvelous, 1920's, all original, Southern Bell or Salon Lenci lady with a beautiful face, outstanding original curly mohair wig, original organdy and felt dress, original silk jacket, original teddy, original hoop slip, long pantaloons, stocking with garters, original high heeled shoes along with her wonderful bonnet. As you can see, she also has her store sales tag from Eaton’s department store but I don’t know where that store was. I have not had the Salon Lenci in years and she is wonderful and I’m told came from the original owner. She has been packed away for years so there is soiling and shredding on her jacket but the rest is wonderful. She is 27" tall and was made by the Lenci Doll Factory in the 1920's. She has no holes or wear spots that I can't find on her body, arms, legs, face, but you can see there is soiling mostly on her dress and her jacket has shredding on the sleeves. Her face is fabulous with huge blue side glancing eyes with long lashes and brows and lips are perfect. She has a marvelous sly or “I’m better then you” look to her face. Her original mohair wig is excellent with longer curls and wisps of hair that frame her face perfectly. It’s think and full and in the original set but a bit messy. She is jointed at the neck, shoulders and hips with long shapely legs and her hands are excellent with stitched fingers. Her coloring is beautiful and she has no holes or rips and her felt body is excellent. You can see her dress appears to be somewhat dirty, but it’s not as bad as it looks in the pictures. The pictures make her dress look darker this it is, or that is the normal color. Her original dress is wonderfully full with 3 layers of organdy trimmed with felt along with a geometric pattern. There are no holes or rips on her dress and she has wonderful long sleeves. She is wearing her original silk jacket that buttons in front with an organdy peter pan type collar. As you can see the silk sleeves have shredding or melting but the rest of her take is great. It’s tight at waist the flairs out over the skirt with ruffles around the edges. I didn’t want to take the jacket of or remove the sleeves so that will be your decision when she arrives at her new home. She has a fabulous hoop slip with ruffles around the edges that keeps her dress wonderfully shaped. Her long sheer pantaloons have more ruffles around the bottom and you can see her long stocking that go up to her thighs. I love her graders are blue felt with green leaves and pink roses and are pretty much perfect and holds up her stocking perfectly. She has her original felt high heeled shoes that are also prefect and I think a light lavender color. As all southern bells she has a marvelous stiff brim bonnet in excellent condition with matching ruffles around the inside with pink felt lining and long felt ties. There are mufti colored antique feather on the bonnet that makes her looks like perfect southern bell over looking Tara as Scarlet O'Hara did in Gone with the Wind. She is absolutely stunning even with her flaws and will make a fabulous addition to any Lenci or Southern Bell collection, and she can be the beginning of your holiday shopping. This an amazing large all original 1920" 27" Salon or Southern Bell Lenci normally sells sell for well over 2400.00 but my reserve is less so don't let her get away away. Lucky winner pays $42.00 S/I and international would be more. Email any questions and thanks for looking. Check out my other sales for more wood jointed, composition character and antique bisque dolls.
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Marvelous Huge 1920’s Factory Original 27” Salon/southern Bell Lenci Lr : $874