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Questo blog è nato per condividere con voi la mia passione per le bambole antiche e gli oggetti di piccolo antiquariato. Se volete scambiare informazioni i vostri commenti saranno molto graditi. Se avete deciso di rinunciare ad una bambola delle vostra collezione e desiderate adottare una delle mie, proponete uno scambio, sarò sempre felice di darvi una risposta!

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This blog was born to share with you my passion for antique dolls and other vintage related items. If you want to post any info your comments will be welcome. If you decided to let one of your dolls go away and you would like to adopt one seen in my collection, just ask for an exchange, I will be happy to consider it and to communicate with you!

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lunedì 21 gennaio 2008

LE BAMBOLE LENCI le bambole di stoffa italiane di Giorgi e Somalvico



This book is LE BAMBOLE LENCI, Le bambole di stoffa italiane, printed in 2003 first edition, authors Michela Giorgi and Henrietta Somalvico, published by Idea Libri, hardcover with d/j, in brand new conditions, 208 pages full of colour photos and original b/w catalogue images of rare Lenci dolls, all made in Italy. Quite heavy book, in the range 1-2 kg (2-4 lbs). This reference book is in Italian, but you do not need to read the text as the volume is wonderfully illustrated, with hundreds of colour photos of dolls made of cloth painted by artists working for Lenci company, founded in Torino in 1919 by Elena Konig Scavini. The book documents many antique dolls never before identified…special emphasis is given to details useful to recognize authentic Lenci dolls from imitations (heads, eyes, sewing, materials used, models, dresses, shoes…) and to the different series of dolls: Boudoir deco ladies, puppets, Miniatures, Mascottes, Pierrot, ethnic and regional dolls, Negretti or black dolls, and of course Childs with surprised eyes, Bambini and Grugnetti from various series (n. 110, 111, 300…), Sportive children, and toys. A final section is also devoted to other Italian manufactures contemporary to Lenci who produced similar felt and cloth dolls (Alberani Vecchiotti Milano, Alma, Anili, Eros, Fata, Fiori, Furga, Karavan, Creazioni Magis, Magit, Marguirin Torino, Messina Vat, Regina Firenze and others)!!! Hard to find book on the market, which is getting more and more rare. Invaluable pictorial survey to aid collectors and dealers in the identification of antique dolls handmade by Lenci factory. A wonderful source of information (marks included).