This enchanting set from Steiff's Fairy Tales series, inspired by classic fairy tales, has been created to depict the characters from the Brothers Grimm tale Little Brother and Little Sister. After escaping the cruelty of their witch stepmother, little brother and little sister flee to the forest. Learning of their escape, the stepmother enchants the streams, and when the little brother drinks from one he is turned into a deer. The siblings decide to stay in the forest together and the little sister ties her gold chain around his neck. Happily living in a little house deep within the woods, the pair are interrupted by the king's hunting party one day after they follow this strange deer home. The king falls in love with little sister and after marrying her, she becomes queen. The stepmother is furious but, when the king reveals the stepmother's evil enchantments he breaks the spell and the deer changes back into little brother. And they all lived happily ever after!
Little brother and little sister are made from the finest pale blond mohair and cotton velvet. Little sister wears a pretty floral dress with a stain ribbon sash and hairbow. Little brother is depicted as a fawn and is delicately airbrushed. He wears a golden braided collar with a golden jingle bell on it around his neck. Both characters have a gold plated "Button in Ear".
This set is limited to only 1,000 pieces and comes with a numbered certificate in a Steiff gift box with its original protective cardboard outer sleeve.
Little Brother Deer:
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.
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