London, South Kensington
19 September 2007
M.K.K. Bear - a British teddy bear
with blonde wool plush, orange and black glass eyes, pronounced muzzle, black stitched nose and mouth, swivel head, wired arms, jointed legs and white cotton dress --17½in. (44.5cm.) high; a folding wooden push chair; sixty-five Dean's limited edition Phoebe's which are replicas of M.K.K.; a quantity of spare bonnets; and Frederick, a Dean's limited edition boy bear, a 'friend' of Phoebe's (67)
M.K.K. was Michele Brown's own bear, the Dean's replica was made in an edition of 250 between 1996 and 2005.
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For this actual bear see The Teddy Bear Hall of Fame - A Century of Historic Bears, by Michele Brown, page 136.
M.K.K. Bear gets her name from the Museum co-founder's intials: Michele Kathleen Kendal.
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