Russian composer Tchaikovsky wrote the music for a two-part ballet based on the fairytale The Nutcracker and the Mouse King written in 1816 by author E. T. A. Hoffmann, in which young Marie Stahlbaum's favourite Christmas toy; the Nutcracker, comes alive and, after defeating the evil Mouse King in battle, whisks her away to a magical kingdom populated by dolls. Before the first performance, Tchaikovsky took some songs from the ballet for a concert performance known as The Nutcracker Suite.
Steiff's Mouse Queen ornament takes inspiration from this enchanting story and follows in the footsteps of the exquisite Mouse King ornament from 2019. Made from the finest winter white alpaca; she has a delicate felt tail and paws with airbrushing details to really bring her to life! She is dressed in a beautiful glittering plum coloured ballgown trimmed with velvet. She wears a miniature golden crown on her head and has a removable wire hanger so that she can adorn your Christmas tree with her regal presence!
Limited to only 1,225 pieces (the digits of Christmas day), she comes with her numbered certificate in a Steiff gift box with its original protective cardboard outer sleeve. Like all of the limited editions created in Steiff's 140th Jubilee year in 2020, she has a gold plated 'Button in Ear' featuring the special celebratory elephant motif.
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....
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...