The Margarete Memorial teddy bear pays homage to the unconventional and courageous innovator Margarete Steiff; founder of the Steiff company. In one of the last photographs of Margarete, she can be seen holding a brand new bear Baho. The angle of Margarete's hand and the cap that Baho is wearing make his ears look pointed and almost cat-like. Local artist Otto Neubrand captured the scene in an oil painting in 1947 and in 2019, to mark the 110th anniversary of Margarete's death, the Margarete Memorial teddy bear has been created in the image of her companion in this photograph.
Made from the finest white mohair which is beautifully accented with grey airbrushing and black embroidered claws, this exquisite bear has pointed ears and brown glass eyes. He is limited to 1,100 pieces and comes with his numbered certificate in a Steiff gift box with its original protective 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.
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...
Steiff's charming 1909 replica teddy bear is made from the finest brown mohair, and he exudes the character of the bears from a period of Steiff's history which would have been witness to visits by Margarete Steiff to the factory. This exquisite replica has been stuffed with wood shavings and...
This traditional Steiff teddy bear is made from blond mohair. Based on an original 1909 design, he is supplied in a complimentary Steiff gift box as shown. 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...