London, South Kensington
3 December 2002
A Steiff teddy bear
with white mohair, brown and black glass eyes, pronounced clipped muzzle, brown stitched nose, mouth and claws, swivel head, elongated jointed limbs with felt pads and hump --19½in. (49.5cm.) high, circa 1913 (thinning to chest and arms, slight general wear and ears reapplied)
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This teddy bear 'Heidi', was used in a Vienna photographic studio. The Ingret studio was in Lerchenfelderstrasse and operated from the early 1900s until 1939.
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