London, South Kensington
1 December 2004
A fine, rare and large Steiff Polar Bear
with white mohair, black boot button eyes, pronounced muzzle, black stitched nose, mouth and claws, rotating ball-jointed neck, jointed legs with felt pads and FF button in ear, circa 1910 --16in. (41cm.) length from bottom to forehead, when the head is down (very minor wear)
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See Steiff Sortiment - 189201943, page 44. and Button in Ear, Jürgen & Marianne Cieslik, page 92 for patent details of neck ball-joint.
This polar bear is from Canada.
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