This little figure is an old celluloid roly poly toy. I believe this is a comical bear, possibly a satirical piece. The bear appears to be dressed in a dark blue or black uniform with a pillbox forage cap like those worn by the British military in the late 1800’s. There are some markings molded onto the top of the hat but I can’t make any sense of them. One hand is on his lapel and in the other hand is a beer stein which has an “S” painted on it. He sits on a round weighted base which allows him to wobble back and forth when touched. I don’t see any marks but I believe it was made in Germany in the 1920’s.
He measures only 2” tall and is in nice condition. There is a split on the back side of the celluloid base which is shown in the photos. The paint is generally good except the hat which is worn.
The pictures are not shown at actual size. Please refer to the description for actual measurements.
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