Naomi by Lenci

Name: Naomi

Made by and When: Lenci, 1993

Material: Felt

Marks: Lenci/Torino (on the body tag); the certificate of origin has a unique number that matches the number on the Attestation of Authenticity.

Height: 19 inches

Hair, Eyes, Mouth: Mid-back length, loosely curled dark brown wig with bangs; brown painted eyes, closed mouth with red painted lips.

Clothes: Orange, green, and yellow plaid dress; matching hair ribbons, red felt shawl, red felt shoes, gold-tone earrings.

Other: Made in Torino, Italy and sold as a Home Shopping Club exclusive, Naomi has a hang tag and a numbered certificate of origin signed by Bibija Garella, daughter of the late Beppe Garella, who took over the Lenci company in the 1930s. The hang tag and numbered certificate are attached to the dress. A separate Attestation of Authenticity is included which reads,

Certificate of authenticity ©1987 (the copyright for the certificate form)
Sole owner of the trademark
Ensures that the doll
NAOMI (handwritten)
marked with
Certificate of origin
# (hand written number that matches the number on the certificate of origin)
and the original model
“The Babine Lenci”
Conceived in 1993
in witness whereof
The Chief Executive
BIBI GARELLA (signed by Bibija Garella)
Torino 1994



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