London, South Kensington
19 September 2007
A J.W. Spears Teddy Bear Jumpin Jack
the colour printed paper laid down on wood with pin jointed limbs, the limbs jumping when a cord is pulled, the foot printed J.W.S. & S. BAVARIA, circa 1910 --14½in. (37cm.) high (some wear and fading)
Purchased from Sotheby's London in 1988.
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