Antique Steiff Dachshund on wheels. Made of russet-brown wool felt, this sweet dachshund is posed on metal frame with large wooden elliptical wheels, has upright tail, long snout with embroidered nose tip, large amber glass eyes, floppy ears, and a real leather collar. This dog is 12 inches long, 5.375 inches wide, and 9.25 inches high. With early Steiff button in ear. Very good to excellent condition, few typical moth holes and hand-stitched stitched seams/repairs. Germany, early 1900's. The button is from 1905- that does not necessarily indicate the date of manufacture, since Steiff utilised their ear buttons until that inventory was gone. It's very likely this is from that era, however. According to the Ciesliks, dachshunds were very popular at the turn of the century due to the fact that Kaiser Wilhelm was fond of them. I'm not an expert on Steiff, but I will do my best to answer questions.
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