An extremely rare Lenci felt doll of Rudolph Valentino as seen in his film The Son of the Sheik
Lot 5292
An extremely rare Lenci felt doll of Rudolph Valentino as seen in his film The Son of the Sheik
US$ 6,000 - 8,000
£3,800 - 5,100

Lot Details
An extremely rare Lenci felt doll of Rudolph Valentino as seen in his film The Son of the Sheik
Italian, 1928/1929, the swivel head with pressed and painted facial 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 multi-colored striped cape, white felt riding pants with intricate embroidered trim, a fitted blue vest with gold lame embroidery, carved wooden gold ring and three with exotic stones, original painted gold bejeweled dagger with tassels, leather belt, and black leather boots with tassels 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.

Height 29in
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