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Early Steiff Rod-Jointed Bear

Auction:
2178
Lot:
235
Sold for:
$4,700$4,000

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Auction:
Sale #2178 - 2178
Location:
Bolton
Date / Time :
December 13, 2002 10:00AM

Description:

Early Steiff Rod-Jointed Bear, c. 1905, large black button eyes, long golden blonde mohair fur (matting, some fur loss and wear overall, mend to wrist, moth damage on pads, nose missing), felt paws, five claws, metal rod joints between limbs and to head, visible on x-ray, metal rod construction patented June 18, 1905, ht. 20 in.
Estimate $2,000-3,000

Keywords

Rod-Jointed Bear, metal rod construction, metal rod joints, x-ray, Fur, Margarete Steiff GmbH, Teddy bears