Family owned generational teddy bear
05 December 2023
Description

Mohair, 17” approx, stitched nose and mouth, no tags, learher or fabric foot/paws (no stitches) flat ish nose, cardboard neck joint, crunchy when squeezed. My dad was born in 1917 and his family had this before then. Missing eyes. The legs and arms are moveable.

Dimensions

Approximate: 17” total length, 5.5” arm length, 6.75” leg length, 7” torso,

Acquired from
Inherited
For sale
Yes
Answered within 1 day
By Delia
Dec 06, 17:38 UTC
Fair Market Value
$200 - $300 USD
Suggested Asking Price $400 USD
What does this mean?

Hi Kathleen,

Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry.
It's sometimes difficult to identify the maker of these early bears without tags, buttons, etc. The shape of the head and ears, and the way the mouth and nose are distinguished, are similar to bears made by Gebruder Bing in Germany in the first quarter of the 20th Century.
Based on the photos and information provided, and subject to examination, this is:

A vintage mohair jointed teddy bear
European, early 20th Century
Lacking glass eyes, sewn nose, mouth and claws, cardboard joints, with excelsior stuffing. Apparently unmarked.
17 inches long; 5-1/2 inches across arms
CONDITION: Lacking eyes, with wear commensurate to age.
PROVENANCE: Inherited
$ 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, or questions/concerns, and thank you again for using Mearto.
~ Delia

Kathleen fitzpatrick Dec 07, 20:08 UTC

Sadly no tags and no pins where a tag would be in the ear line with Steiff. I squeezed him good and could not detect a growler. If I shake him I don’t hear anything. He is very crunchy when squeezed. Thanks for your expertise b

Kathleen fitzpatrick Dec 08, 21:53 UTC

Hello, were you able to use any of the information I provided to arrive at an estimate? Thanks very much.

Delia Dec 08, 23:57 UTC

Hi Kathleen,
Thanks very much for your answers; they were quite helpful.
Best,
Delia

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