London, South Kensington
19 September 2007
An unusual black mohair teddy bear
with black pin eyes, red stitched nose, mouth and claws, felt lined 'slotted-in' ears, swivel head and pin-jointed limbs with felt pads, 1920s --9½in. (24cm.) high (some general wear, one leg sewn in place, some slight repairs)
This bear and the following two bears were the childhood toys of Mrs. Sylvia Bolus.
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For this actual bear see The Teddy Bear Hall of Fame - A Century of Historic Bears, by Michele Brown, page 23; and The Little History of the Teddy Bear', by Michele Brown, page 82.
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