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Teddy bear

Teddy bear

  • Place of origin:

    China (manufactured)

  • Date:

    2004 (manufactured)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Antik Batik (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Stitched and stuffed velour

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Halina Pasierbska

  • Museum number:

    B.108-2004

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Although this bear may have been made more as a fashion accessory than a toy, it is a very simple and eminently loveable version of this popular type of toy. This colourful bear was acquired as an example of a truly modern teddy for inclusion in the V&A Museum of Childhood's Must-have Toys exhibition. It demonstrates the enduring popularity of the teddy bear.

Physical description

Fully jointed teddy bear of pale green covered with blue line flower patterns. The pads of the feet and paws, the muzzle and the inner ears are blue. The eyes are blue with black pupils and a white gleam in each. The nose is a triangle of black stitching and the mouth is a large black stitched smile with a vertical line joining it to the nose. The main body of the bear is smooth while the blue areas are slightly ribbed. The stuffing is very soft polyester. There is a white label with black printing sewn low down on the back seam.

Place of Origin

China (manufactured)

Date

2004 (manufactured)

Artist/maker

Antik Batik (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Stitched and stuffed velour

Marks and inscriptions

ANTIK BATIK
80% COTON 20% POLYESTER
CIF A 58920323
On label

Dimensions

Height: 31 cm

Descriptive line

Antik-Batik teddy bear made in China for the La Redoute mail order company in 2004

Materials

Velour; Polyester

Techniques

Stitching; Stuffing

Categories

Dolls & Toys

Collection

Museum of Childhood

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