17 May 2001,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 2,350
GBP 1,500 - GBP 2,000
'Teddy', a Steiff teddy bear
with apricot/golden mohair, black boot button eyes, pronounced clipped muzzle, black stitched nose, mouth and claws, swivel head, jointed elongated limbs with felt pads and hump --15in. (38cm.) high, circa 1908 (right ankle split and stitched, bald patch to back of top of right leg, stuffing shifted, slight pin holes to pad, three nose stitching strands missing, growler inoperative and other minor wear) and an original photograph of the owner with her siblings (2)
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Hong Kong +852 2760 1766
Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766
Teddy was given to Nellie Elizabeth Scarsbrook, on her 7th brithday, 28th Novmber 1908. Sold with Teddy is an original photograph of the owner, her brothers and sisters, Nellie is standing.
No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 17.5% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.
Antiquities specialist Hannah Solomon explains why this Apis bull is a cause for excitement among collectors and institutions across the globe
The ‘Godfather of Toy Figures’ invites us into his Hong Kong studio for a peek at his upcoming selling exhibition, presented at Christie’s Hong Kong, 11-27 April