Antique teddy bear
29 August 2022
Description

I was told he’s from the 20’s. I’d like to know his maker and worth.

Dimensions

12”

Provenance

Unknown

Acquired from
Other
For sale
Maybe
Answered within about 7 hours
By Delia
Aug 29, 22:32 UTC
Fair Market Value
$200 - $300 USD
Suggested Asking Price $350 USD
What does this mean?

Hi Lynette,

Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry.
Based on the photos and information provided, and subject to examination, this is:

An antique pre-war blond mohair jointed teddy bear
attributed to Joseph Pittman (Jopi), Germany, circa 1920s
With brown glass eyes, sewn nose and mouth, excelsior stuffing, internal music box or growler, felt paw pads. Unmarked
12 inches tall
CONDITION: with wear and mohair losses, replaced pads.
$200-300*
*represents a fair-market value for auction purposes; retail or asking price may vary.

Please let us know if you have additional items to appraise, and thank you again for using Mearto.

Lynette konya Aug 29, 22:49 UTC

He has a circular mechanism in his tummy. When you press it, it is musical.
It feels like wood shavings.

Lynette konya Aug 29, 23:41 UTC

Is he perhaps a Jopi bear?

Delia Aug 30, 11:53 UTC

Hi Lynette,
Yes, this looks like a Jopi bear to me. To give you some context on the value, the vast majority of bears on the market today are worth less than $100 but the quality of this is quite good, despite its fairly worn condition.

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