17 May 2001,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 258
GBP 200 - GBP 250
A rare Merrythought Bobby Bruin
with golden mohair, pronounced muzzle, black stitched nose and mouth, large floppy ears, swivel head, jointed shaped arms and , rod jointed legs --22¼in. (56.5cm.) high, circa 1936 (very worn, pads recovered and lacks eyes)
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Bobby Bruin was made in three sizes, metal rods were passed through legs and ended in rings around the feet that enabled the bear to take up many positions.
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