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Teddy bear

Teddy bear

  • Place of origin:

    Ironbridge (manufactured)

  • Date:

    1970-1975 (manufactured)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Merrythought Limited (manufacturers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    The exterior is mohair plush stitched together. The paw pads are linen stitched to the limbs. The plastic eyes are locked in and the nose hand stitched with wool. The interior is stuffed with soft material.

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Miss Phyllis Wright

  • Museum number:

    B.325-1998

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Large teddy bear of golden mohair plush with linen paw pads. The nose and mouth are stitched with black wool. The eyes are orange and black plastic. The head and limbs are jointed. The bear is solidly stuffed.

Place of Origin

Ironbridge (manufactured)

Date

1970-1975 (manufactured)

Artist/maker

Merrythought Limited (manufacturers)

Materials and Techniques

The exterior is mohair plush stitched together. The paw pads are linen stitched to the limbs. The plastic eyes are locked in and the nose hand stitched with wool. The interior is stuffed with soft material.

Marks and inscriptions

Merrythought
Ironbridge Shrops
Made in England
Label; English; Sole of left foot

Dimensions

Height: 81.3 cm

Object history note

The bear was bought by the donor when an adult because she had never had a teddy bear as a child.

Historical significance: The bear is an example of Merrythought's traditional range which the company has manufactured from its inception in 1931 up to the present.

Descriptive line

Mohair plush teddy bear made in England by Merrythought Limited in 1973

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Axe, John, The Magic of Merrythought, Cumberland, Maryland: Hobby House Press, Inc., 1986

Production Note

Reason For Production: Retail

Materials

Mohair; Linen; Wool; Padding (material)

Techniques

Stitching; Stitching; Stuffing

Categories

Soft toys

Production Type

Mass produced

Collection

Museum of Childhood

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