London, South Kensington
18 June 2002
A Steiff teddy bear
with pale golden mohair, boot button eyes, pronounced clipped muzzle, black stitched nose, mouth and claws, swivel head, jointed elongated limbs with felt pads and hump --11¾in. (30cm.) high, circa 1908 (bald patch on forehead and right cheek, general wear, body lacking stuffing and pads damaged); and a Chiltern teddy bear with golden mohair, replace button eyes, black stitched nose, mouth and claws, swivel head and jointed limbs with cloth pads --14½in. (37cm.) high, 1930s (worn) (2)
The original owner of the Chiltern teddy bear in this lot, recalls his Aunt giving him her Steiff bear to him as a child in the 1930s, to keep his Chiltern bear company.
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