London, South Kensington
17 July 2007
A fine miniature artist Alfonzo
of red plush, black bead eyes, stitched nose, mouth and claws, swivel head, jointed limbs with suede pads and replice orange silk Cossack outfit, 1990s --2½in. (6.5cm.) high
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This was bought at the Toledo Teddy Bear convention from a Japanese teddy bear artist, people were queuing for her work.
The Steiff Alfonzo became famous after he was sold in these rooms in 1989 for £12,100.
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