Offered is a rare, German "PETER BEAR" Teddy by Gebruder Sussenguth in its original box. Missing one glass eye, he has a pirate patch over that eye giving him charm and character! This bear has a working crier.
Originally made in 1925 by an East German toy manufacturer: the Sussenguth brothers. Wilhelm and Franz who produced toys and dolls from 1925 – 1928. They are best known for their series of "Peter" bears. Originally not a big seller due to its frightening expression, the bear parts were left unassembled only to be discovered years later in 1974 in a closed down store/warehouse and were sent to England to be sold. This is one of those bears that were reassembled from old stock and sold in the 1990's by Dollmasters. Each Peter bear came in its original box, fully labeled, with a round tag on its chest with the words “Peter” Ges Gesch (legally protected),” and a serial number Nr 895257.
This 16" Peter bear has all the same movable parts as the original with a papier mache head, an open mouth with tongue and upper and lower teeth and is covered in tipped mohair fur like all the bears made during the 1920's. He is fully jointed and has one googly white and black glass eye which moves when the bear is tilted. He has a round chest tag, tan felt pads, and is in his original carton box with paper label and a working growler.
CONDITION: In wonderful preserved condition (missing one eye). His carton box has some separation on corner edges.
He is # 127of 250. These are very rare and the only ones known to exist.