A large Steiff collectors bear
A large Steiff collectors bear. A replica of a bear produced by Steiff in 1921, featured with brown and black glass eyes, a hand stitched brown nose, mouth and claws, a five piece jointed body in fine white mohair fur, an internal growler and a gold plated button in the ear marked with an elephant with an s shaped trunk being the first motif used for Steiff button trademarks and in the example reissued to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the invention of the ''Button in Ear'' brand by Franz Steiff. Tagged and numbered 407291 in the ear and comes together with a box and certificate. 27.6 in (70 cm) tall.
Auction Date: November 2012