London, South Kensington
4 December 2000
An unusual rattle teddy bear
with golden mohair, pronounced muzzle, black horizontally stitched nose, black stitched mouth and claws, boot button eyes, cotton lined ears, large rotund body, swivel neck on small disc, jointed limbs and bell inside body, British --15¾in. (40cm.) high, 1920s (overall wear, limb joints stitched in position, ears restitched on backwards)
See Colour Plate 5
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See A Collector's Guide to Teddy Bears, Sue Pearson, page 79.
Possibly made by Steevans Manufacturing Co., this bear has many features similar to labelled Steevans bears. Original advertisements show that they made bears with musical chimes inside the body.
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