London, South Kensington
17 May 2001
A rare Steiff doll
with pressed felt face, blue glass eyes and painted features, blonde mohair hair, felt body with jointed legs and squeaker --12¾in. (32.5cm.) high, circa 1947 (face dirty, hair thinning and lacks clothes)
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See Button in Ear, Jürgen & Marianne Cieslik, page 231, Illus. 748.
Steiff made this range of dolls in the late 1930s and 1940s. These were only made in small quantities and this example is either Ruth, Zensi or Lissy.
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