Antique 17” Steiff Teddy Bear-Extreme Prim, Tears of a Clown. This is a charmingly distressed Antique Steiff Teddy Bear. No mohair and no button. He has wear under right eye that looks like he's crying a tear !
He ate a belly full of rags so that could be his problem. Appears to be original boot button eyes, remains of nose and 5 claws/paw.
Many layers of recovers on pads with cardboard lining sticking out. Fully jointed for posing.
Bear measures about 17” , not 16 or 18" because of a legectomy, i.e. repairs to both legs changed the length.
Imperfections abound. Please see photos. Stains, repairs, patches, wear, etc. Wonderful old bear. Vintage Clown hat is pinned on for easy removal. Thank you.
Antique 17” Steiff Teddy Bear-Extreme Prim, Tears of a Clown