London, South Kensington
19 September 2007
A rare Strunz teddy bear muff
with blonde mohair, black boot button eyes, pronounced muzzle, black stitched nose, mouth and claws, swivel head, jointed arms, large stuffed body, wool plush lining to hand cavity and two hooks for cord, circa 1912 --12¾in. (32.5cm.) high (worn and pads)
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See Teddy Bear Encyclopedia (German), by Jürgen & Marianne Cieslik, page 213. For this actual bear see The Teddy Bear Hall of Fame - A Century of Historic Bears, by Michele Brown, page 53.
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