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Soft toy

  • Place of origin:

    Hungary (manufactured)

  • Date:

    1960s (manufactured)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Sewn and stuffed fabric

  • Museum number:

    B.9-2006

  • Gallery location:

    Museum of Childhood, Creativity Gallery, case 8

Monkeys have been popular soft toys since the beginning of the twentieth century. The German soft toy company Steiff began making monkeys at the end of the nineteenth century and until 1914 this type of Steiff toy sold better than any other apart from the teddy bear. Steiff's best known monkey was called Jocko.

Physical description

Fully jointed (head and limbs) monkey of brown artificial silk plush with plain fabric face, ears, hands and feet. It is solidly stuffed with wood wool and there is an unstuffed plush tail. The facial features consist of two black plastic eyes and a stitched line mouth. Within the body is a squeaker that operates by pressing it.

Place of Origin

Hungary (manufactured)

Date

1960s (manufactured)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Sewn and stuffed fabric

Dimensions

Height: 41 cm

Descriptive line

Artificial silk plush monkey soft toy made in Hungary in the 1960s

Materials

Artificial silk; Excelsior; Plastic; Thread

Techniques

Sewing; Stuffing

Categories

Dolls & Toys; Children & Childhood; Soft toys

Production Type

Mass produced

Collection

Museum of Childhood

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