Soffieria De Carlini, Vintage Style Lion
If you own the De Carlini reference book (Soffieria De Carlini, a family legacy), you’ll find this sweet and friendly lion among the pages. He’s a very simple design, just like a child’s stuffed animal might be. He has a colorfully glittered head and hand-painted facial features. His arms are also handprinted, just as in older times. He has a vintage-style chenille tail and old-style satin ribbon at his neck.
He’s received a “makeover” but still maintains the integrity of his original 1950s design. He has a wide smile and lengthy whiskers. His pipe cleaner tail and satin-finished ribbon are nods to his vintage heritage.
Enrico De Carlini founded his ornament-making workshop in Italy's Lake Como region in 1947. Eventually, both daughters as well as his wife joined the small but growing business. Thus, a “legacy” was born. These days, Enrico’s grandson Luca Terruzzi and his wife Sabrina carry on that precious legacy.
Made in: Italy
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