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Early Steiff Center Seam Cinnamon Bear

Auction:
2345
Lot:
906
Sold for:
$3,525$3,000

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2345
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
July 29, 2006 10:00AM

Description:

Early Steiff Center Seam Cinnamon Bear, c. 1905, black shoe-button eyes, no ear button, embroidered nose and mouth, center-seam construction, tilted-up nose, pleasing expression, lots of fur, shaved muzzle, jointed head and limbs, hump on back, excelsior stuffing, long limbs, large feet, original tan felt pads (pads have a few scattered moth holes, break at toes of left foot, fading, some matting and fur loss primarily on face and upper right arm with hole at point of fur loss, excelsior scrunched), ht. 16 in.
Estimate $1,500-2,500

Keywords

Fur language, Margarete Steiff GmbH, Teddy bears