Lot No. 106
Unusual West German 1950s open mouth bear. Fully jointed vibrant gold plush 19″ (49cm) with wood filling. Velveteen inserted pointy muzzle with open red felt mouth and separate red felt tongue. Amber glass eyes, horizontall stitched nose, working growler, felt pads with a hole in the left hand, three black claws, inner thigh stitch repairs at leg joint. Has note attached with history back to 1952 Birthday present for the original owner in Saxony, Germany.
Provenance TBear Encyc/Brooks pictured pg 129, book signed by Brooks. $250 – $350