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Baby Ted


A collector's honey-gold Polish made teddy bear with an inquisitive yet determined expression dating from the 1950s. So determined, he's fixating on being taken home and loved over he tells us. 

He has all the classic Eastern European teddy bear features of the era - with wide face, firm, stocky body and straight limbs. His neat little paw pads were made by reversing the plush fabric of his body and he has glass eyes, painted on the underside to make them amber in colour. His nose and mouth are embroidered and he has a fixed head, with swivel jointing to his arms and legs, and is stuffed with his original wood-wool. Made from a classic shade of gold cotton plush, he has been much loved yet is still in wonderful condition. 

Country of origin: Eastern Europe

Date of manufacture: c.1950

Material: cotton plush and wood wool

Dimensions: Height 31cm  Width 11cm  Height when sitting 26cm

Condition: excellent, with only small signs of having been a well-loved bear. Many years of touch and play have discoloured his fur slightly, giving it an old gold tone.