Size: 40cm (15¾”)
Limited Edition of 1000
Steiff were very excited to see this bear. He was purchased in an auction by an avid Steiff collector who was sure this was an unusual find and he was right! A visit to the Steiff archives confirmed that this bear was a prototype of the second red bear ever made by Steiff in either 1912 or 1913.
The bear is made from the finest, short-pile mohair in vibrant fire-brick red. He is fully jointed and stuffed with traditional wood shavings. His pale paw pads feature stitched claws and he has a bold stitched nose. The replica bear’s sparkly eyes are made from highly polished wood and he carries a patinated steel Steiff button-in-ear with the black and white label exclusive to true replicas.
Gift-boxed with a certificate of authenticity.