A rare Lenci felt long-limbed portrait doll of Spanish actress Raquel Meller

This lot has been removed from the website, please contact customer services for more information

Lot 5293
A rare Lenci felt long-limbed portrait doll of Spanish actress Raquel Meller

Sold for US$ 1,750 inc. premium
A rare Lenci felt long-limbed portrait doll of Spanish actress Raquel Meller
Italian, 1925, the pressed felt swivel head with a full round face, painted facial features, brown mohair wig with ringlets, side-glancing brown eyes, dots accenting nostrils, eye shadow and black eyeliner, brown painted eyebrows, long neck, slender torso, elongated arms and legs, feet posed for high heels; wearing a white organdy multi-layered ruffled dress with a garland of flowers down the front, yellow felt hat, holding a matching organdy parasol, black high heel shoes, original petticoats and pantalets.

This doll was shown in the 1925 Lenci catalogue as #263 (identified as the Spanish actress Raquel Meller), and was one of four Lenci models for which they actually used the name of a particular celebrity. The design of the face was done by Marcello Dudovich, an Italian painter, illustrator and poster designer. Meller was an international star in the 1920s and 1930s, appearing in several films and touring throughout Europe and America.

Height 25in
Contacts
Auction information

This auction is now finished. If you are interested in consigning in future auctions, please contact the specialist department. If you have queries about lots purchased in this auction, please contact customer services.

Buyers' Obligations

ALL BIDDERS MUST AGREE THAT THEY HAVE READ AND UNDERSTOOD BONHAMS' CONDITIONS OF SALE AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THEM, AND AGREE TO PAY THE BUYER'S PREMIUM AND ANY OTHER CHARGES MENTIONED IN THE NOTICE TO BIDDERS. THIS AFFECTS THE BIDDERS LEGAL RIGHTS.

If you have any complaints or questions about the Conditions of Sale, please contact your nearest customer services team.

Buyers' Premium and Charges

For all Sales categories excluding Arms & Armor, Coins and Medals, Motor Cars, Motorcycles, Wine & Whisky

27.5% on the first $3,000 of the hammer price;
25% of the hammer price of amounts in excess of $3,000 up to and including $400,000;
20% of the hammer price of amounts in excess of $400,000 up to and including $4,000,000;
and 13.9% of the hammer price of any amounts in excess of $4,000,000.

Payment Notices

Payment for purchases may be made in or by (a) cash, (b) cashier's check or money order, (c) personal check with approved credit drawn on a U.S. bank, (d) wire transfer or other immediate bank transfer, or (e) Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover credit, charge or debit card. Please note that the amount of cash notes and cash equivalents that can be accepted from a given purchaser may be limited.

Shipping Notices

For information and estimates on domestic and international shipping as well as export licenses please contact Bonhams Shipping Department.