London, South Kensington
19 September 2007
A German teddy bear handbag
with brown tipped white mohair, orange and black glass eyes, pronounced muzzle, black stitched horizontal nose and mouth, swivel head, jointed limbs and metal-framed purse in back with remains of strap, 1920s --10¼in. (26cm.) high (pads recovered, darn to one ankle, some general wear, faded and missing most of strap)
Purchased from Sotheby's London, 15th May 1987, lot 31.
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For this actual bear see The Ultimate Teddy Bear Book, by Pauline Cockerill, page 77.
The Teddy Bear Hall of Fame - a Century of Historic Bears, Michele Brown, page 90.
The Teddy Bear Museum - The Official Guide, page 12.
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