Antique Teddy Bear approx.13" tall.
This Museum Collection Teddy Bear is truly over-loved, in vintage played-with condition.
From the owner's private collection (down-sizing as retiring).
Age appropriate wear and overall mohair loss. He is just about a bald bear as has hardly any mohair left at all. Any Restoration and repairs were done by the Museum and this is how he was purchased in 1994. (see detailed condition close-up photos).
A charming old character, Arthur has beady shoe-button eyes and a pronounced muzzle. He came wearing a vintage handknit cranberry sweater to keep him warm, which has a golden Swiss Bell pinned to it.
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English Museum Collection Teddy Bear.
Comes with a Museum Exhibit Card.
In 1994 the Tetbury Teddy Bear Museum in the Cotswolds, England, closed and John McBride bought many of the wonderful teddy bears and props.
The bear comes with his Museum Authenticity Card tag included (see photograph below).
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Seated in sweater
Full length standing
Full length back view
Muzzle close-up right
Muzzle close-up left
Top of ears close-up
Bare Bear front view
Bare Bear back view
Museum Exhibit Card
13" Arthur Antique Teddy Bear