London, South Kensington
4 December 2000
An unusual Hermann Nachf. bendable dancing bear
with long shaggy grey mohair, pronounced inset short mohair muzzle, short mohair inner ears, feet and hand pads, black stitched nose, open mouth with pink felt lining and red tongue, ring through nose with chain, orange and black glass eyes, swivel head and bendable limbs with airbrushed feet claws --16in. (41cm.) high, 1950s (slight wear, lacks collar)
See Colour Plate 8
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