3 December 2001,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 3,525
GBP 2,000 - GBP 3,000
A rare and fine Bruin Manufacturing Company teddy bear
with white mohair, clear and black glass eyes, pronounced clipped muzzle, light brown stitched nose, mouth and claws, swivel head, jointed elongated limbs with felt pads, soft stuffing, hump and 'B.M.C.' ribbon label on foot --23in. (58.5cm.) high, circa 1908 (one eye missing, very slight wear to tummy and between eyes)
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From records it appears that B.M.C. were only in production for one year.
VAT rate of 17.5% is payable on hammer price plus buyer’s premium.
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