London, South Kensington
9 December 2003
A fine Steiff Teddy Clown
with curly brown-tipped white mohair, brown and black glass eyes, black stitched vertical nose, mouth and claws, swivel head, jointed elongated limbs with felt pads, hump, inoperative growler, original white felt conical hat with two purple pom-pom and original white ruff with faded purple trim --19½in. (49.5cm.) high, mid 1920s (brown tipping faded, slight thinning to front, right hand pad with slight moth hole, hat with slight moth damage and slightly dusty)
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See Button in Ear, Jürgen & Marianne Cieslik, pages 192-193.
The vendor recently brought this bear into the BBC's Antique Roadshow when they visited Belfast. The programme will be shown on the 14th December 2003.
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