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Teddy bear

Teddy bear

  • Place of origin:

    England (manufactured)

  • Date:

    ca. 1927 (manufactured)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Chiltern Toys (manufacturers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Stuffed and sewn mohair plush

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Elizabeth Aslin

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Museum of Childhood, Creativity Gallery, case 3

The British soft toy company Chiltern Toys made this bear. It is an example of the firm's Hugmee teddies, which were first produced in 1923. The bear has clear glass eyes and its nose area has been shaved. The arms are short with upturned paws and the felt paw pads on the feet are reinforced with card. These features are all very characteristic of Chiltern bears. This bear belonged to a former director of the Museum of Childhood in Bethnal Green, London.

Physical description

Golden brown mohair plush fully jointed teddy bear with felt covered paw pads, glass eyes, a shaven muzzle and wool stitched nose and mouth.

Place of Origin

England (manufactured)


ca. 1927 (manufactured)


Chiltern Toys (manufacturers)

Materials and Techniques

Stuffed and sewn mohair plush


Height: 68.5 cm

Descriptive line

Mohair plush teddy bear made in England by Chiltern about 1927

Production Note

Reason For Production: Retail






Children & Childhood; Dolls & Toys

Production Type

Mass produced


Museum of Childhood

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