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Steiff Limited Edition's

Margarete Memorial Teddy Bear - Steiff

Limited Edition's 2019

Margarete Memorial Teddy bear
made of finest mohair
white
5-way jointed
surface washable
limited edition of 1,100 pieces
with gold-plated "Button in Ear"
29 cm, item no. 006821
Due to arrive 04/2019


Margarete Steiff sits in her wheelchair, contemplating the full, rich life that she has led. In 1908 or thereabouts, this was a typical setting for the company founder. One of the last photos ever taken shows her holding the brand-new Teddy bear Baho, a trusty Dalmatian lying at her feet. In the picture, the angle of Margarete’s hand and the cap the bear is wearing combine to make his ears look pointed – almost like those of a cat. Local artist Otto Neubrand captured the scene in 1947 in an oil painting that can still be seen in the Steiff Museum to this day. In 2019, to mark the 110th anniversary of Margarete Steiff’s death, her companion in this photo is to appear as the Margarete Memorial Teddy bear. An homage to the unconventional, courageous innovator who founded our company, he is made of the finest light mohair and is utterly unique – thanks to his pointed, cat-like ears.

£179.00