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Teddy bear - Millington


  • Object:

    Teddy bear

  • Place of origin:

    China (manufactured)

  • Date:

    1990s (manufactured)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Russ Berrie & Co. Inc. (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Stitched and stuffed nylon plush

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Audrey Davidson

  • Museum number:

    B.138:1, 2-2012

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

The Russ Berrie company was founded in 1963 by Russell Berrie in Oakland New Jersey and became one of the world's largest gift companies. Berrie died in 2002 and the company is now part of Kid Brands Inc.

Physical description

Brown bear with a short tail and jointed head, arms and legs. All four paw pads are covered with faux leather. The muzzle is cut very short. The eyes are brown plastic and the nose and mouth stitched with brown wool. There is a caramel coloured ribbon tied in a bow around the neck.
There is a label sewn into the back seam of the upper left leg printed with the bear's name and the Russ logo on one side and information about the provenance and material on the other. There is another label with a metal button attached to the left hand paw.

Place of Origin

China (manufactured)


1990s (manufactured)


Russ Berrie & Co. Inc. (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Stitched and stuffed nylon plush


Height: 44 cm

Descriptive line

Brown seated teddy bear wearing a ribbon made in China by Russ Berrie & Co. Inc. in the 1990s


Plush; Polyester; Ribbon; Leather


Stitching; Stuffing


Children & Childhood; Dolls & Toys

Production Type

Mass produced


Museum of Childhood

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