(1908) Button Steiff Davey
Davey is a 1908 Steiff with his FF button, in beautiful condition. He is 14 inches tall with long arms and long slim feet with 4 claws on paws and pads. He has boot button eyes, horizontal black nose stitching and a pronounced clipped muzzle. His coat is a lovely golden colour. Davey is from the Jena Pang Collection and was the first bear that he bought.
Jena tells the story of Davey:-
Davey was my first vintage Steiff bear. In 2008 my violin teacher the late Lydia Mordkovitch recorded her last violin album for Chandos recording label in memory of her teacher the great Russian virtuoso David Oistrakh, with whom she had studied with at the Moscow Conservatory. I used to take Davey to see Lydia at her home when I would go and play to her. Davey came to Lydia's concert in 2008 at the Royal Academy of Music which celebrated the birth of David Oistrakh in 1908, the same year that Davey was made. They also shared the same name David/ Davey. such a coincidence! A very well musically educated bear!