Before Richard Steiff's revolutionary invention of joints to make teddy bears move, wheels on a frame were used. The bear on wheels was produced as early as 1894 and have been found to be made as big as 100cm. This delightful 17cm replica of the bear on wheels is of the 1904 version, which featured this wheel frame and the very first "Button in Ear" - an elephant button without a tag. He is made from the finest brown alpaca and like the original would have been; stuffed with wood shavings and has wooden eyes.
He is limited to only 904 worldwide pieces and has a replica of this original "Button in Ear" and his modern day Steiff tag on his back leg. He is presented with a numbered certificate in a Steiff gift box with a cardboard outer sleeve.
Margarete Steiff GmbH is the oldest and most famous teddy bear and soft toy manufacturer in the world. Founded in 1880 by Margarete Steiff, the company motto is “Only the best is good enough for our children”. Credited with inventing the first teddy bear in 1902, the company is best known for its “Button in Ear” trademark.
This exquisite Steiff elephant gives a respectful nod to the little elephant pin cushion that so modestly began the company in 1880. To celebrate Steiff's 140th Jubilee, this elephant has been crafted from the finest grey mohair and wears a resplendent navy blue and golden yellow trimmed saddle decorated with...
This exquisite Steiff elephant gives a respectful nod to the little elephant pin cushion that so modestly began the company in 1880. To celebrate Steiff's 140th Jubilee, this elephant has been crafted from the finest soft winter white plush fabric and wears a resplendent blue and golden yellow trimmed saddle....
This handsome traditional Steiff teddy bear is made from the finest blond mohair and is based on an original 1909 design. Size: 35cm / 14 inches with growler 5-way jointed Age: 14+ Surface washable Margarete Steiff GmbH is the oldest and most famous teddy bear and soft toy manufacturer in the...