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April, 2007

A  Lenci Dolls Collector article--for Lenci doll collectors

 

 

Lenci Ceramics

April 2007, Patricia Hayes

When the Lenci factory was founded by Elena and Enrico Scavini in 1919 in Turin, the main focus was on the production of the very popular felt dolls. The Lenci company attacted talented and highly skilled designers and in 1928 production of ceramics began. The Lenci ceramics found a ready market for their excellent work.

The company produced a variety of pieces such as figurines, wall plaques, and pottery. Elena König Scavini who had had trained as a designer in Art School before her marriage, produced many of the designs herself and she attracted other famous designers to her studio, including Sandro Vacchetti, Giovanni Grande, Jacobi and others. Her remarkable talent in design is apparent in her lyrical and expressive pieces. It has been told that Walt Disney was so impressed by her designs that he tried to presuade her to come and work for him, but she refused. It has even been suggested that the Lenci style may have influenced the Disney cartoons, such as Fantasia and Bambi, which have a style that is evocative of Lenci figurines dating back to the 20's and 30's.

In the 1950’s the Lenci factory produced Disney figures under license, such as Bambi, Thumper, Peter Pan, Dumbo and Pinocchio. In 1964 production came to an end but the legacy lives on. Lenci ceramics are now highly prized collectors items.

JB
2. A rare Lenci figurine "La Pera" attributed to Beltrami Nillo, of a woman sitting on a painted pear. It was sold on eBay in 2005 for $17,100


Lenci Mermaid

1. Lenci figurine of Mermaid and Child by A. Jacobi, c.1935



Lenci Disney Figurine

3. Lenci Disney characters : 'Bambi', 'Tinkerbell', 'Monkey' 
 
Lenci Figurine
4. Lenci figurine

JB
5. Lenci Figurine

Lenci St Christopher Figurine

6. Lenci St Christopher Figurine)

Lenci Art Deco Figurine
7. Art Deco Figurine by Lenci

 'Temperals' vase, designed by Gigi Chessa

8. Lenci vase, by Gigi Chessa

Sandro VACCHETTISandro VACCHETTI

9. Lenci Ceramic Figurines by Sandro Vacchetti Who went on to found his own company, Essevi, in 1934

Lenci wall mask

10. Lenci mask 38 x 21 cm

Lenci Ceramics on eBay.com


Lenci Art Deco  Porcelain Nude Mermaid and Child
Lenci Art Deco Porcelain Nude Mermaid and Child
$8,200.00
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Lenci Art Deco  Porcelain Nude and Swan
Lenci Art Deco Porcelain Nude and Swan
$7,200.00
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ART-DECO SENSUAL LADY ESSEVI ITALY CERAMIC DOLL!! LENCI ESSEVI?
ART-DECO SENSUAL LADY ESSEVI ITALY CERAMIC DOLL!! LENCI ESSEVI?
$5,495.00
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Lenci=Italian=Torino=BONGO Striped Forest Antelope=c1930's=Giuseppe Ferinando.
Lenci=Italian=Torino=BONGO Striped Forest Antelope=c1930's=Giuseppe Ferinando.
$4,700.00
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LENCI MARIO STURANI ART DECO GIRL WITH PARROT ITALIAN FIGURINE
LENCI MARIO STURANI ART DECO GIRL WITH PARROT ITALIAN FIGURINE
$5,000.00
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Gorgeous  Art Deco Italian Lenci Essevi Porcelain Figure
Gorgeous Art Deco Italian Lenci Essevi Porcelain Figure
$4,000.00
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Lenci=Italian=Deer Doe & Fawn=c1938=Felice Tosalli=1930's=Giuseppe Ferinando.
Lenci=Italian=Deer Doe & Fawn=c1938=Felice Tosalli=1930's=Giuseppe Ferinando.
$3,200.00
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LENCI DANCING COUPLE 619=Helen König Scavini=Italy.
LENCI DANCING COUPLE 619=Helen König Scavini=Italy.
$2,850.00
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Ceramic statue Lenci older Lady in typical dress signed & impressed marks, label
Ceramic statue Lenci older Lady in typical dress signed & impressed marks, label
$2,200.00
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Antique Italian Lenci Figurine c1933
Antique Italian Lenci Figurine c1933
$2,200.00
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Lenci Era Porcelain Art Deco Figure
Lenci Era Porcelain Art Deco Figure
$1,800.00
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MADONNA LENCI PAOLA BOLOGNA 1937 MINT PERFECT CONDITION statue figure
MADONNA LENCI PAOLA BOLOGNA 1937 MINT PERFECT CONDITION statue figure
$1,200.00
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ANTIQUE GIGI CHESSA LENCI TORINO ITALY POWDER TOBACCO JAR DEER HUNT COUNTRY
ANTIQUE GIGI CHESSA LENCI TORINO ITALY POWDER TOBACCO JAR DEER HUNT COUNTRY
$1,200.00
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Art-Deco -VINCENZO BERTOLOTTI-Italian-Ceramic-WOMAN-LAMP-Signed-Lenci-Designer
Art-Deco -VINCENZO BERTOLOTTI-Italian-Ceramic-WOMAN-LAMP-Signed-Lenci-Designer
$1,000.00
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HUGE MADONNA ITALIAN CERAMIC FIGURINE D. PALOUIATO ERA LENCI ESSEVI ANTIQUE
HUGE MADONNA ITALIAN CERAMIC FIGURINE D. PALOUIATO ERA LENCI ESSEVI ANTIQUE
$950.00
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Rare Lenci Art Deco Ceramic Wall Mask
Rare Lenci Art Deco Ceramic Wall Mask
$980.00
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Lenci, Torino, pottery figure of Vierge. Italy, date 1937. Art Déco. 11
Lenci, Torino, pottery figure of Vierge. Italy, date 1937. Art Déco. 11" High
$900.00
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Ars Pulchra Ceramic Art deco Figure 1935 Turin Lenci
Ars Pulchra Ceramic Art deco Figure 1935 Turin Lenci
$629.00
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Lenci, a pottery figure. PAOLA BOLOGNA 1937
Lenci, a pottery figure. PAOLA BOLOGNA 1937
$625.00
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ITALIAN LENCI Pair Le Bertetti 19.5
ITALIAN LENCI Pair Le Bertetti 19.5" & 20" Figurines - Samurai and Kitizyo Ten
$499.00
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Lenci Art Deco  Porcelain Madonna Ceramic Figure
Lenci Art Deco Porcelain Madonna Ceramic Figure
$475.00
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Lenci 1930's Porcelain Figurine Statue IMPERATRICE by Celia Le Bertetti Italy
Lenci 1930's Porcelain Figurine Statue IMPERATRICE by Celia Le Bertetti Italy
$500.00
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Lenci pottery group of Madonna with Child. Italy, c.1930/40. Art Déco. 20
Lenci pottery group of Madonna with Child. Italy, c.1930/40. Art Déco. 20" High!
$450.00
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Tarcisio Tosin Pottery
Tarcisio Tosin Pottery "Elegant Dressed Lady",Figurine,Signed,Italy (Lenci era)
$390.00
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LARGE FONTANINI ITALY CERAMIC ART DECO FIGURINE WITH CHILD ERA LENCI
LARGE FONTANINI ITALY CERAMIC ART DECO FIGURINE WITH CHILD ERA LENCI
$299.00
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RARE LE BERTETTI TORINO ART POTTER VASE ITALY ANTIQUE ERA LENCI ESSEVI
RARE LE BERTETTI TORINO ART POTTER VASE ITALY ANTIQUE ERA LENCI ESSEVI
$245.00
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Vintage Lenci Italy 8½
Vintage Lenci Italy 8½" Madonna Bust - Blue & White Glaze - Italian Scavini
$245.00
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Vintage Giovanni Ronzan Lenci a Lady Porcelain bust Italy numbered
Vintage Giovanni Ronzan Lenci a Lady Porcelain bust Italy numbered
$225.00
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Patricia Hayes 2007
For The Lenci Doll Collector


 

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