This fabulous early Steiff bear has long arms with curved paws, a hump on his back, large long oval feet, a profile that shows a great muzzle, and a wonderful smiling expression. He is very lovable and huggable; this bear has wonderful presence and would be the star of your collection. He has lustrous thick white mohair and the original blank button in his ear. White is the most desirable color; he has his original stitched rust color nose with 4 claws on each paw. At 16" tall, he is a great size. This is an amazing beautiful early Steiff bear!
The white mohair is lustrous and thick, with a little thinning here and there, but overall coverage is excellent, about 90%. He has original boot button eyes that have a nice sheen to them, and original felt paw pads with small patches on one paw and one foot. All of his joints swivel well and his straw stuffing is very good, retaining good shape and form. There is some reinforcement to the ankles. He retains the blank button in his ear. Overall, a very beautiful and rare early Steiff.
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