Years of primary research by Lenci expert Nancy Lazenby have resulted in the most comprehensive book ever created on this celebrated Italian doll company. Based on founder Elena Scavini's unpublished memoirs, interviews with her grand-daughter and with Bibija Garella, one of the last owners of the company, as well as with key people involved in the final decades of Lenci's history, this stunning volume traces Lenci's eight-two-year history and production of fine felt dolls. It also features more than 400 color photos of dolls and other items made by the company. The full reference sections presents detailed photos of specific features by which Lenci dolls can be identified, a visual history of the various tags used from 1919 through 2001 and a close look at a variety of felt dolls often misidentified as Lencis. This beautiful book is an invaluable reference for beginning and advanced collectors alike.
Reverie Publishing 224 pages
Hard cover with dust jacket, 9 x 12 inches