Moore n' Wife

JOSEPH GRIZZLY BEAR

This year 2020 commemorates the 140th Anniversary of Steiff.  Meet the glorious Joseph, a Canadian Grizzly Bear who inspired the realistic bear designs of that time, lovingly sketch drawn by Richard Steiff (Margarete’s nephew)

£199.00

Description

This year 2020 commemorates the 140th Anniversary of Steiff.  Meet the glorious Joseph, a Canadian Grizzly Bear who inspired the realistic bear designs of that time, lovingly sketch drawn by Richard Steiff (Margarete’s nephew), who was instrumental with the creation of bears and animals, plus more notably, the conception of the jointed bear.

Joseph is 35 cm / 13.7″ in size and fully jointed. His overall shape and posture is that of the Canadian Grizzly, with bent limbs and a long snout. He has been sewn from a luxurious, textured, close-pile dark brown mohair, with a short-pile sandy blonde muzzle that is home to his hand stitched black nose and rests below his gleaming, two-tone brown eyes. His smooth paws have fabulous, distinctly printed soles, whilst his tip and tilt growler, will remind you that this bear has come from the wild (a trait that Steiff kept and still use today in their bears).

Like his Anniversary contemporaries, Joseph too wears a 140th Anniversary Pendant, featuring the ‘Elefantle’ image that is so important to Steiff’s foundation.

The glorious Joseph is a Worldwide Limited Edition of 1,880 bears and will come to you boxed, with his numbered certificate of authenticity