SOA102: 1917 Ideal Bear
This beautiful bear has been in my personal collection and was originally purchased from renown teddy bear historian and author, Dottie Ayers. Honey colored mohair, a beautiful face with lovely pronounced nose. Original floss stitching at nose and mouth. Original black shoe or boot button eyes. Jointed at arms, head and legs. Flesh colored felt covering on pads appear to be original, with slight dustiness and a little thinning to the heel of one foot. Original stitched floss claws on hand and feed with some loss to floss strands. Excelsior stuffed. arms , legs and head are very firmly stuffed. Pronunced hump in back. curved arms. I would say 90 or more original mohair intact with a couple pf bald spots to back of head. along seam line. This lovely bear comes with a genuine Edwardian dress which fits her perfectly lovely embroidery and open work Dress does show some minor tears or wear. Accented with a peach pink antiue ribbon which matches the big antique pink bow at her neck. If you are looking for an outstand ing example of an Ideal bear from this time period ( World War 1), this bear would enrich any collection of teddy bears and dolls. Please don't hesitate to email me for additional photos. I am also happy to photograph any areas where you need more pictures. Please note, photos are considered part of our description. Layway is available with non refundable 20 percent deposit and we will work with you on the length of time you need. No returns on layaway.Please feel free to contact us with any other questions you might have. I sell vintage and antique items with a history; oftentimes items may show wear from a former life. I always try to note any serious condition issues. Please contact me if you have additional questions regarding the condition of the item. Photos are considered part of the description. Please email me for additinal photos.
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