London, South Kensington
19 September 2007
A German bear on wheels
probably Bing, with brown mohair, brown and black glass eyes, pronounced clipped muzzle, remains of black stitched nose, tail, standing on all-fours with felt pads, on four-spoked gold painted wheels and leather collar with part of lead, 1910-20 --14¼in. (36cm.) long (thinning along back, some slight general wear, fading and dusty)
Purchased from Sotheby's London, 16th February 1987, lot 2425.
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For this actual example see The Teddy Bear Hall of Fame - A Century of Historic Bears, by Michele Brown, page 55.
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