A fabulous all original 20 inch Blackwoods hand made, one of a kind bear made by Terry John Woods. He designed his bears with the look of the antique German bears. This particular bear has a 1940's hard plastic doll face on the back of its head complete with working sleep eyes. It is made of blond imported mohair, has dark green resin eyes with huge pupils, he has a vertically stitched nose, a stitched mouth, aged wool felt paw pads,and stuffed with excelsior. It is jointed at the neck, arms and legs and it can stand as long as its leaning on something.The arms will stay raised for any pose.
Its wearing a white Swiss dotted gown with a double rows of lace on the hem that loops all the way around to the one center snap closure on the back. A big light powder blue bow is also attached at the opening with a snap (It has some fading). There is also a huge bright blue bow that circles the neck a ties in front. It does not appear like its ever been removed. There is about a 2" long area on bottom where the bottom row of lace needs some mending. It is also wearing leather toddler shoes, perhaps from the thirties.
The Blackwoods label is nice and bright and located on the back, there is also the original hang tag with the blackwoods designs on front and the inside Terry wrote Teddy/Doll, one of a kind and 1920's doll head. He was mistaken about the decade the doll head was made, in the twenties dolls were still being made composition. the back of the label has a price sticker, the sentence "Not Designed For Children". Terry printed his full name and phone number in pencil.
An adorable vintage one of a kind Teddy / Doll, no odors and from smoke free homes. Don't miss your opportunity for this rare and unique bear!