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Teddy bear

Teddy bear

  • Place of origin:

    England (probably, manufactured)

  • Date:

    1920s (manufactured)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Golden mohair plush fur stitched together and stuffed with wood wool (excelsior).

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Susan Heads on behalf of Edna Lewington (deceased)

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

A teddy bear of golden mohair plush stuffed with wood wool. The bear is fully jointed with card discs. All four pads are linen covered with card reinforcement underneath on the feet. The original eyes have been removed and brown wool stitching put in their place. There are three claws stitched with black wool on the feet and arms. The nose stitching is vertical and forms a triangle. The mouth is an inverted T. The Muzzle is shaved. The ears are large and are sewn onto the head over the seams. There is an inoperable squeaker inside the body. The mohair is a little worn on the back of the upper legs. The stuffing in the upper arms is slightly dislodged, moreso in the right arm than the left. Two of the claw stitches on the left foot have come adrift. The left ear has been restitched to the head at some stage using red thread.

Place of Origin

England (probably, manufactured)


1920s (manufactured)


Unknown (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Golden mohair plush fur stitched together and stuffed with wood wool (excelsior).


Height: 22 in

Descriptive line

Mohair plush teddy bear, probably made in England in the 1920s

Production Note

There is no actual mark or label on the bear to indicate definite attribution

Reason For Production: Retail


Mohair; Wood wool; Linen


Stitching; Stuffing; Sewing


Children & Childhood; Dolls & Toys

Production Type

Mass produced


Museum of Childhood

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