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Teddy bear - Floppy Zotty

Floppy Zotty

  • Object:

    Teddy bear

  • Place of origin:

    Germany (Made)

  • Date:

    early 1970s (Made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Margarete Steiff GmbH (Manufacturers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Stitched and stuffed mohair

  • Museum number:

    B.114-2012

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This is a pale brown mohair teddy bear, made by Steiff in the early 1970s. The bear is positioned as if lying down with its head facing down. A Steiff tag and button is attached to its left ear to prove its authenticity.
Steiff was founded in 1880 by Margarete Steiff, who designed the prototypes herself. However, it did not initially make teddy bears, something it began in 1902, and is now world famous for. The company remains popular to this day and its soft toys are known for their high quality.

Physical description

Small mohair teddy bear with pale brown fur, and felt patches on its back paws, with the paw print outlined on these in black pen. The bear is positioned as if lying on its front with its head down. The mouth is emphasised using beige felt, and it has fabric eyes. The Steiff tag and button is on its left ear.

Place of Origin

Germany (Made)

Date

early 1970s (Made)

Artist/maker

Margarete Steiff GmbH (Manufacturers)

Materials and Techniques

Stitched and stuffed mohair

Dimensions

Length: 17 cm, Height: 8.5 cm, Width: 12 cm

Descriptive line

Mohair teddy bear, called Floppy Zotty, made in Germany by Steiff in the early 1970s

Materials

Mohair; Metal; Felt

Categories

Children & Childhood; Dolls & Toys

Collection

Museum of Childhood

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