The jointed legs also move. It has metal joints that are exposed in the legs when moved. Comes from a smoke free home and has always been covered. Signature Confirmation will be required on this item. This teddy bear was appraised by Brenda Yenke at bearsandbuds.The certificate pictured is not included in this sale. Heres what the appraiser said. Your excellent teddy bear is German and most probably is from the firm of Fleiscmann & Bloedel. They were founded in 1873 with exports going to France, toward the doll industry. When this industry experienced trouble, Joseph Berlin took reign in 1905 and they established a teddy bear line. Centered in Nuremberg, one of the toy capitals of Germany, they closely followed the Steiff example. With expert care given to the shaping and life-like bear qualities. They succeeded in being competitors of the famous Giengen company. Your mohair example has shoe button eyes, excelsior stuffing and an air of refinement with the nose and mouth stitching. The damaged wool felt paws could be easily restored. The most important feature to any bear is the face. The long arms are also an indication of early production.
The item "Rare Antique German Jointed Mohair Teddy Bear 11" is in sale since Saturday, February 13, 2021. This item is in the category "Dolls & Bears\Bears\Antique". The seller is "definethenorm" and is located in Torrington, Connecticut. This item can be shipped to United States.