London, South Kensington
1 December 2004
A rare Silberstein teddy bear
with golden mohair, black boot button eyes, pronounced muzzle, brown velvet nose, red/brown stitched mouth and claws, swivel head, jointed elongated limbs with velvet pads and hump, circa 1910 --15½in. (39.5cm.) high (bald patch on front, general thinning, pads worn and part mouth stitching missing)
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See Teddy Bear Encyclopedia (German), Jürgen & Marianne Cieslik, pages 195 and 196.
This lot appeared in The Teddy Bear Calendar 1991, and comes with a photograph of the original owner William T. Diamond Jr.
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