London, South Kensington
19 September 2007
A Schuco yes/no teddy bear
with golden mohair, clear and black glass eye with beige painted backs, pronounced muzzle, black stitched nose and mouth, tail operated head mechanism and jointed limbs, 1920s --10¾in. (27.5cm.) high (balding to left arm and right cheek, pads replaced, general wear and fading, left leg needs attaching correctly)
Purchased in these rooms, 9th July 1987, lot 152.
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For this actual bear see The Teddy Bear Hall of Fame - A Century of Historic Bears, by Michele Brown, page 78; and The Little History of the Teddy Bear, by Michele Brown, page 63.
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