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Teddy bear muff

Teddy bear muff

  • Place of origin:

    Ironbridge (made)

  • Date:

    1970s (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Merrythought Limited (Manufacturers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Mohair with stitching

  • Museum number:

    B.109-2012

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This mohair teddybear muff was made in England by Merrythought in the 1970s, and was popular with children when it was first made. The body is white, unlike previous muffs made by Merrythought, and the rope is white too.
Merrythought have been an extremely successful company since they were established in 1930, and the same family are still in control. Their success is, in part, due to their continued commitment to their original style of manufacturing.

Physical description

Ochre teddybear made from mohair, with brown and black button eyes, and a stitched nose and mouth. The body of the bear is a longer, white mohair, and there is a white zip in the back of the body, horizontal. On the four paws are patches of darker brown. The label for the company is at the bottom of the back of the muff. The lining inside is pink.

Place of Origin

Ironbridge (made)

Date

1970s (made)

Artist/maker

Merrythought Limited (Manufacturers)

Materials and Techniques

Mohair with stitching

Dimensions

Length: 30 cm, Width: 20 cm Body

Descriptive line

Mohair teddy bear muff/purse made in England by Merrythought in the 1970s, rope handle attached

Materials

Mohair

Categories

Children & Childhood; Dolls & Toys

Collection

Museum of Childhood

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