This sweet, jointed teddy bear is of German origin and identical to Steiff and Chiltern examples from the time. Crafted with bright orange mohair, this bear features stitched nose, mouth, and paw details, with soft pink felt paw pads. His eyes are a clear orange glass with black pupils, and his ears are soft and round, standing atop his head. One is flopped over just a little bit. He is likely stuffed with straw or excelsior. He has no marks or tags besides a fading “Germany” stamp on one foot, but his hand-stitched seams are tight and even, showing excellent craftsmanship.
Bear is in very good antique condition, with minor wear commensurate with age and type of use. Some areas of his fur have been worn down and the hand-stitching beneath one eye is coming slightly loose. Bear has one spot on the back of his head that may have been repaired.
This sweet teddy bear would make an impressive and lovely addition to any antique teddy bear or toy collection. Fresh to the market!
Dimensions: 18″ in height (standing), 13″ in height when seated, appx. 8-1/2″ in width (across front, including arms), 8″ in depth (seated)