17 May 2001,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 306
GBP 300 - GBP 400
A Schuco Purzel-Bär (tumbling bear)
with golden mohair, prononuced muzzle, black pin eyes, black stitched nose and mouth, jointed legs, metal framed body, arm wind tumbling mechanism with felt hands, original ribbon and factory archive tag '873 15-' --4½in. (11.5cm.) high, circa 1930s
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Originally from the Schuco archive auction in the 1970s.
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