Here comes a very cute antique Steiff teddy bear with her old prewar Steiff button, the name “Steiff” in upper case letters, the second “f” extended into a long arc. These teddy bears were produced from 1905 to 1933, ours here belongs to our best knowledge most likely to a 1910's edition, considering the material, pattern and the quality making.
Bear measures 22 cm / 8 ¾ inches tall.
Antique Steiff teddy bear wears an old 1920s fashion Charleston crochet dress (made by me) and satin headband, and an old silver bracelet with pearl as necklace. Our cute antique Steiff teddy bear girl lost a lot of her yellow mohair and her once firm wood wool stuffing is a bit sagged, the squeaker in her belly is mute.
Antique Steiff teddy bear still has her original back painted glass eyes and the rests of the nose embroidery remaining are also original.
With the claw embroidery I am not too sure if it is still all original. All claws are there, on the left foot on the outside the claw is hidden under the mohair, that is usually a good indication for the originality of a claw stitch.
All od bears felt pads were over sewn with multiple layers of fabric, I removed them all and what you now see are the remains of the original felt, very stable and in no need of repair as far as I am concerned – there is no danger of stuffing falling out. All five disk joints work very well. Very cute is the old bears tendency to let her head sag to the left a bit, it looks as if she’s about to listen to you very carefully.
Please, do look at all the photographs provided and use the zoom function!
All in all, we do have here a very sweet antique Steiff teddy bear in good and very stable condition, chic and shabby chic, well-loved and still very capable of giving lots of love back!
Please, do be aware that this listing is for the antique Steiff teddy bear with crochet dress and necklace ONLY! All decorations and other items you see in the photographs will NOT come with the antique teddy bear!
*Please notice: This antique Steiff 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 and display only!
We will ship all items worldwide in an insured package or registered insured letter on Priority mail & provide a tracking number.