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Large Lenci-type Felt Spanish Dancer

Auction:
2178
Lot:
83
Sold for:
$323$275

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Auction:
Sale #2178 - 2178
Location:
Bolton
Date / Time :
December 13, 2002 10:00AM

Description:

Large Lenci-type Felt Spanish Dancer, Italy, c. 1930s, molded felt head and features, painted brown eyes looking to left, shading above, finely painted eyebrows, open-closed smiling mouth, black floss hair with braids to fall in back, applied felt flowers to side of head, gold dangle earrings, long slender body, fingers separated with third and fourth joined, gold organdy dress with appliqued felt flowers, black fringe-trimmed shawl, wooden castanets in hand, black felt shoes (one heel missing), ht. 28 in.

Provenance: Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, Connecticut.
Estimate $300-500

Keywords

felt head , Italy, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Connecticut, Braid, Earring, Fashion, Gold, Wadsworth, Wadsworth Atheneum