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A STEIFF TEDDY BEAR WITH HOT-WATER BOTTLE, (5335,b), jointed, blonde mohair, black boot button eyes, black stitching, metal canister in body, hooks and laces to front seam and FF button, circa 1910 --19¾in. (50cm.) high (some slight wear, repairs to pads and nose restitched)
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A STEIFF TEDDY BEAR WITH HOT-WATER BOTTLE, (5335,b), jointed, blonde mohair, black boot button eyes, black stitching, metal canister in body, hooks and laces to front seam and FF button, circa 1910 --19¾in. (50cm.) high (some slight wear, repairs to pads and nose restitched)

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A STEIFF TEDDY BEAR WITH HOT-WATER BOTTLE, (5335,b), jointed, blonde mohair, black boot button eyes, black stitching, metal canister in body, hooks and laces to front seam and FF button, circa 1910 --19¾in. (50cm.) high (some slight wear, repairs to pads and nose restitched)

Provenance
This bear belonged to Mary Vernon Pegge, born 24 September 1903 at Briton Ferry in Wales. Following her father's death, she moved to Bedford with her mother and younger brother. She married Hubert Boys-Stones, classics master at Bedford School. She died on 22 January 1993 - the bear having been with her all her life.

Purchased in these Rooms, 4th December 2006, lot 190.
Special notice

VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price and at 17.5% on the buyer's premium.

Lot Essay

Only 90 examples of this Hot-Water Bottle Bear were made between 1907 and 1914.
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