London, South Kensington
19 September 2007
A Russian clockwork bear playing a Balalaika
in original box --9½in. (24cm.) high; another eating an ice-cream; and a ceramic Meisha, the official mascot of the 1980 Olympics in Moscow --5½in. (14cm.) high
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See The Teddy Bear Hall of Fame - A Century of Historic Bears, by Michele Brown, page 100 for Balalaika Bear and page 99 for Ice-cream bear.
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