London, South Kensington
9 December 2003
A fine Steiff Polar Bear on wheels
with white mohair, black boot button eyes, black stitched nose, mouth and claws, rotating ball-jointed neck, beige felt pads, gold painted four-spoke cast metal wheels and button in ear with remains of white tag --12in. (30.5cm.) long, circa 1912 (balding to right back leg and some general thinning)
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See Steiff Sortiment - 1892-1943, page 44.
Button in Ear, Jürgen & Marianne Cieslik, page 92 for patent details of neck ball-joint.
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