Gorgeous Lenci doll purchased on EBay in 2003.
One of my tallest dolls. Lenci dolls have a lot of success, and this size is quite hardly found (21"). Most of the regional Lenci dolls are 'mascotes', much smaller dolls with a surprised face. My doll belongs to another series of regional dolls with a baby face.
Tagged 'Givia dei Marsi', her costume is probably from the Ancona area. She received an Honorable mention from a dolls club in the USA in 1996.
Like all the old Lenci, she is all felt, including some pieces of her dress. She probably dates back to the 1940's.