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Stunning Blank Button 1905

Stunning Blank Button 1905
Antique Steiff Perfection!

This stunning 20" Steiff teddy bear has all the rare qualities with a centre-seam, blank button-in-ear, and beautiful white mohair. He dates to 1905 and is all-original. He has an exceptionally adorable face reminiscent of a sweet puppy dog!

His beautiful creamy white mohair is in excellent, clean condition, with minimal mohair loss, retaining approximately 95%. He's firmly stuffed (no weak or saggy areas) and is fully-jointed 5-ways with smooth movement. He has nice proportions with long arms, spoon-shaped paws, pronounced hump on back, and large feet (non-working growler). Teddy retains his original rust embroidered claws, rust nose, and mouth stitching and it's all fully intact. Only one out of seven early Steiff bears had centre-seam heads, which make them rare and extremely desirable for collectors.

He is wearing a beautiful antique Victorian turquoise velvet coat with a lace collar. The fabric is soft and fits him perfectly. The coat has some wear from age and the ribbon is frayed, but still ties at the collar. It has lots of character. Please enquire for more details on this beautiful bear.

Additional pics HERE and HERE and HERE 
SOLD
£4900 - $6223
Note: US Dollar prices are approximate. The purchase price will depend on the exchange rate at the time of the transaction.
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