The classic Zotty teddy bear has long captured the hearts of children all over the world, not least that of Margarete Steiff's Great-Great-Great Nephew Peter Hotz. Born in 1969, Peter was photographed with his beloved Zotty bear.
Made from the finest caramel tipped mohair like his predecessor, this exquisite bear exudes all of the charm of Peter's bear from his happy open mouth lined with pink wool felt to his gentle traditional tilt growler.
He is limited to 969 pieces (Peter's birth year) and comes with his numbered certificate in a Steiff gift box with its original protective cardboard outer sleeve. Each bear is accompanied by a copy of the photograph of Peter and his Zotty bear in a custom made photo frame that is inspired by the green window panes of the Steiff factory hall.
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...