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Home> Auction Report: François THEIMER 3-24-07

April, 2007

A  Lenci Dolls Collector article--for Lenci doll collectors

 

 

Auction Report: Fran?ois THEIMER 3-24-07

April 2007

Fran?ois Theimer Antique DOLLS, International Auction of TOYS & AUTOMATONS took place on Saturday March 24, 2007 at the Ambassador Hotel- Paris. A highlight of this auction was the famous Bibija Garella Collection, from the former owner of the Lenci company of Turin, Italy.

Among the pieces, were rare, never before seen prototypes , such as a 1995 remake of the original Josephine Baker 1926 doll, and the centerpiece of the collection, a magnificent, and very rare, vintage set of the Lenci Three Kings (Image 1), made from wool felt, a reminder of the mastery and attention to detail which were the hallmarks of their craft. Highlights from the closing prices follow (all prices are in Euros):

The Three Kings : 16,000 EU ( Image1)

Dschang Go : 2,300 EU (Image5)

Butterfly: 2,000 EU(Image 6)

Josephine Baker: 1,350 EU. (Image 3)

Autumn Googly, a 1994 remake with crystal eyes: 2,000 EU (Image2)

Lenci Angel, 2,200 EU ( Image4)

JB
2. Lenci Prototype, a 1994 remake of the Autumn googly
with glass eyes
closing price 2,000 EU
(Photo: François THEIMER)


Josephine Baker

1. The Three Kings by Lenci(Photo: François THEIMER) Closed at EU 16000

JB
3. Josephine Baker, 1995 prototype,
closing price 1,350 EU,
(Photo: François THEIMER)

Josephine Baker doll - original lenci catalog of 1926

5. Dschang Go, Closing price 2,300 EU
(Photo: François THEIMER)

Angel
4. Lenci Angel, closed at 2,200 EU (Photo: François THEIMER)

Madame Butterfly
6. Butterfly by Lenci, Closed at 2,000 EU (Photo: Fran?ois THEIMER)



References/Credits:


  • All photos copyright François Theimer Auctions, www.theimer.fr
  • Lenci Torino, 1926 catalog

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Patricia Hayes 2007
For The Lenci Doll Collector


 

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