An extremely rare Lenci felt doll of Rudolph Valentino as seen in his film The Son of the Sheik
Lot 153*
An extremely rare Lenci felt doll of Rudolph Valentino as seen in his film The Son of the Sheik
Sold for £4,000 (US$ 6,612) inc. premium
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Lot Details
Lenci Dolls
An extremely rare Lenci felt doll of Rudolph Valentino as seen in his film The Son of the Sheik
The swivel head with pressed and painted features, brown painted side-glancing eyes, painted feathered eyebrows, accented nostrils, curly upper lashes, and brown mohair wig; wearing an extremely elaborate costume ensemble including a brown head piece, a coloured striped cape, white felt jodhpurs with intricate embroidered trim, a fitted blue vest with gold lame embroidery, carved wooden gold ring and three with exotic stones, original painted gold bejewelled dagger with tassells, leather belt, and black leather boots with tassells and spurs.

The Rudolph Valentino doll was illustrated only once in the 1929 Lenci catalogue under the series number 560. He was discontinued after the market crash of that year, making him extremely scarce(some leather on boots peeling), 74cm (29in) tall.
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