London, South Kensington
4 December 2000
A rare JoPi musical teddy bear
with golden mohair, pronounced muzzle, black stitched nose, mouth and claws, large black and brown glass eyes, pressure-operated musical mechanism in body, swivel head and jointed limbs with felt pads --21in. (53.5cm.) high, 1930s (one pad recovered, small holes darned in other pads, very slight overall wear)
See Colour Plate 25
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See German - Teddy Bear Encyclopedia, Jürgen & Marianne Cieslik, pages 168 to 171.
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