London, South Kensington
19 September 2007
A large Steiff display teddy bear with short golden mohair, clear and black glass eyes with brown backs, pronounced muzzle, black stitched nose, mouth and claws, swivel head, jointed elongated limbs with felt pads, hump, FF button in ear and growler, 1920s --46in. (117cm.) high (tops of ankles split, some damage to feet pads, stuffing shifted around neck, slight general wear, dusty and fading)
Purchased from Sotheby's, 19th September 1987, lot 23.
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For this actual bear see The Teddy Bear Hall of Fame - A Century of Historic Bears, by Michéle Brown, page 74 and 75; and The Teddy Bear Museum - The Official Guide, page 4.
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