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Soft toy

Soft toy

  • Place of origin:

    England (probably, made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1930-1935 (manufactured)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Stuffed and stitched plush, with wire strengthening the front legs

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mary and Patrick Attenborough

  • Museum number:

    B.201-2009

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This lion cub belonged to the donor all of his remembered life, and was originally given to him when he was very young, possibly on the occasion of his birth, in the early 1930's. It is made from beige plush, which has been stuffed and the front legs strengthened by wire. The fur has worn away in some places and the nose is missing. The head swivells through 360 degrees.

Physical description

A beige plush lion cub in a seated position with a head that swivels through 360 degrees, tail, brown plastic eyes with black pupils, with stitching on the front paws representing claws and a downturned mouth; the nose is missing, and the plush is worn around the paws, nose and chin and in patches on the tail; some stuffing is also missing in the front left leg.

Place of Origin

England (probably, made)

Date

ca. 1930-1935 (manufactured)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Stuffed and stitched plush, with wire strengthening the front legs

Dimensions

Length: 55 cm nose to tail, Height: 21 cm maximum

Object history note

The lion cub was given to the donor possibly on the occasion of his birth or soon after, in the early 1930's.

Descriptive line

Beige plush lion cub, in a seated position with brown plastic eyes and with a head that swivels through 360 degrees, manufactured in the early 1930's.

Materials

Wire; Plush

Techniques

Stuffing; .stitching

Subjects depicted

Lion cub

Categories

Children & Childhood; Dolls & Toys

Production Type

Mass produced

Collection

Museum of Childhood

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