Maria is an adorable teddy bear made from soft and dense white mohair that has been gently aged to give her the feel and appearance of a vintage bear. She wears a beautiful white and peach cotton and lace dress that is finished with a delicate lace bow and a button down the back. She has boot-button style eyes and hand-stitched claws, nose and mouth. This teddy bear is part-filled with poly-pellets and shot to give her a gorgeous heavy weight and a slouching posture and she has carefully airbrushed details to enhance her features.
Maria is a one-of-a-kind teddy bear and is made exclusively for The Bear Garden.
Bear artist Rita Diesing is based in Berlin and makes her stunning characters under the name Ridibears. She made her very first bear in 1994, however, it was not until 1999 that she gave up her job to become a full-time bear artist. We welcomed Rita's bears to The Bear Garden at the beginning of 2007 and they proved immediately extremely popular.
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...