London, South Kensington
3 July 2005
An early British teddy bear
with frosted black mohair, clear and black glass eyes with remains of brown painted backs, pronounced clipped muzzle, remains of red stitched nose and mouth, swivel head, jointed elongated limbs with cloth pads, remains of black stitched claws, card lined feet and hump, 1920s --16in. (40.5cm.) high (balding to body and limbs, general wear, one face seam and back of arm seam resewn and slight damage to pads); and two photographs of the original owner, one showing this bear and her friend with her bear.
This bear previously belonged to Florence Kerry who was born on the 30th June 1917 and dies aged 80 in 1998. She was born in Widnes, Lancashire (now Cheshire).
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