London, South Kensington
17 May 2001
A Steiff teddy bear
with white mohair, pronounced muzzle, brown and black glass eyes, brown stitched nose, mouth and claws, swivel head, jointed limbs with felt pads, hump and two buttons in ear --11½in. (29cm.) high, circa 1913 (slight overall wear and very slight pin holes to pads)
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This bear unusually has two buttons, it is possible that one was missed during the quality inspection as it is tucked into the fold of the ear, so another was added.
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