Our beautiful large old Petz teddy bear here was made by Anton Kiesewetter (a famous German toy manufacturer, founded in 1859); in the late 1940's or 1950's. We can tell because only from 1947 on Petz bears and toys have a white milk glass button on the chest as our old teddy here has one. He is a lovely vintage teddy bear, well - loved in his time, with one restored paw, smiling and perfectly shabby - chic!
Large vintage Petz teddy here measures 72 cm / 28 inches over all and 55 cm / 22 inches sitting. Another indicator for bear having been made immediately after WWII is that has no strong growler in its belly – Petz toy company was quite famous for giving robust growlers to their bears, but had to make do with the materials they could find after the war, voice boxes were obviously out… Also, our antique Petz bears eyes are not only sewn in the usual way all through the head (see the knots on the back of the head), they are also additionally glued in – a practice Petz of all manufacturers alone adopted for safety reasons.
Only bears of the finest quality can age with the dignity this one has done! Old bear was made of fine yellow mohair, he’s lost a bit of it by now as you can see in the photographs. Bear is fully disk jointed and the joints are all fine. Old teddy bear is very firmly stuffed with wood wool (excelsior). Nose and mouth stitches and all of the embroidered claws are all original!
Old Petz bear is all original except for his left-hand paw, the original felt was completely destroyed and luckily, I found material resembling the original for the restoration. Also, the satin bow was added by me. All in all, this is the largest Petz teddy we have ever seen, a real rarity and in very good condition too!
*Please, be aware that NONE of the decorations you see in the photographs will come with the vintage teddy bear – this listing is for the old Petz teddy bear ONLY!
*Please notice: This large German teddy bear belongs not into the hands of children; it may not fulfill the safety standards for toys in our time! So, it is not meant as a toy, though an adult collector’s & vintage toy lover’s item for decoration & display only!
Handling, worldwide shipping and insurance are included in our prices! We will ship all items insured on Priority Mail and will provide a tracking number.
Handling, worldwide shipping and insurance are included in our prices!
Large German Petz teddy bear with ID, made by Kiesewetter, late 1940s, 28"
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