London, South Kensington
19 September 2007
Tofio, an early British teddy bear
probably Farnell with blonde mohair, orange and black glass eyes, swivel head, jointed limbs and brown trousers with white and beige checked top, circa 1910 --18in. (face with one large patch, worn and fragile)
The childhood toy of Cicely Brice, he was bought from Whiteley's or Owen's in Westbourne Grove, Bayswater, circa 1909.
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