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Early Steiff Blonde Mohair Teddy Bear

Auction:
2314
Lot:
209
Sold for:
$3,055$2,600

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2314
Location:
Bolton
Date / Time :
November 03, 2005 10:00AM

Description:

Early Steiff Blonde Mohair Teddy Bear, c. 1905, black steel eyes, brown embroidered nose, mouth, and claws, blank ear button, fully jointed, cream-color felt pads (left paw poorly repaired), excelsior stuffing, long arms, big feet (minor spotty fur loss), ht. 16 in.

Provenance: The bear was brought from Wittenberg, Germany, to the United Sates by the young owners Louis and Matthew Bitzer, uncles of the consignor, circa 1905.
Estimate $2,000-3,000

Keywords

Teddy Bear, black steel eyes, Louis Bitzer, Matthew Bitzer, Wittenberg, Germany, Consignor, Fur, Margarete Steiff GmbH, Mohair, Teddy bears