London, South Kensington
17 May 2001
A Steiff 'Holland' rabbit
with white mohair, pink glass eyes, stitched nose and mouth with whiskers, jointed legs, head and ears --11½in. (29cm.) high, circa 1913 (some minor bald patches)
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The Holland rabbit was the brainchild of Franz Steiff, Margarete Steiff's nephew. He developed the ball-and-socket jointed ears with their realistic movement in 1908.
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