London, South Kensington
17 May 2001
A rare Bing clockwork roller skating teddy bear
with short golden mohair head, hands and feet, pronounced muzzle with black horizontally stitched nose and mouth, boot button eyes, wearing red and white felt jacket with brass button and green cotton trousers, tinplate skates, wooden walking stick and clockwork mechanism --8½in. (21.5cm.) high, circa 1919 (bald patch to top of head, faded)
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