Dec 7, 1920 Lenci Dolls in Printemps Catalog

Catalog page of Lenci Doll Published in Au Printemps, Jouets, Mardi 7 Décembre, 1920

Dominique Pennegues drew my attention to this wonderful catalog page from Au Printemps showing the range of Lenci dolls offered from sale for Winter 1920/21. A notice on the cover of the Au Printemps toy catalog announces that the toys will be on exhibit from Tuesday Dec 7, 1920 for the entire month. Here we see examples of some of the earliest and rarest of Lenci dolls such as the Pierrot, the cowboy, Harelquin, the Salome doll, which was already on the market in 1919,  and the early toddler dolls etc. Notice the prices in French francs, which were roughly equivalent to the US dollar value at the time.

Many thanks to Dominique for this rare record of Lenci dolls from winter 1920-21.

Dominique's website: http://french-cloth-dolls-encyclopedia.com/web/index.php/en/

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  1. The interesting thing here is that one of those earliest dolls has already large eyebrows, and not just dots like all early Lenci dolls.
    The doll is named “garçon” (boy) and is on the bottom left. His price is very highn compare to all the other dolls presented here, excepted the Indian chief wich price is slightly higher.

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