1953 Anili Lucia cloth doll
1953 Anili Lucia cloth doll

The Anili Doll Company of Italy, was founded by Anili Scavini in 1948 the daughter of Elena Scavini the founder of Lenci

Shown at left is Anili’s 1953-1956 Lucia cloth doll, 12″ tall with painted facial features.

Anili made Lenci like sculpted cloth dolls and also dolls made of celluloid.  Anili doll operations ceased in 1986.

Some Anili dolls are marked with a circular paper tag; one was a heart symbol with Anili Italy on it, they probably used other tags over the years, as well.

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