(1910) Strunz Big Ted

’Big Ted’ a rare very large Strunz teddy bear circa 1910,

with blonde mohair, black flat boot button eyes, pronounced muzzle, black stitched nose with grey felt behind, mouth and five claws, hand finished seam from ear to ear, swivel head, elongated limbs with felt pads, card lined feet, hump and inoperative growler - 38½in. (98cm.) high (balding to legs, other bald spots, general wear, repairs mainly to feet pads and eyes replaced); sold with two original photographs of Big Ted and his owner in their Leigh-on-Sea garden in 1924 and an album about Big Ted’s history - Provenance - Big Ted was bought by Captain George Frederick Jenkinson, possibly in Germany, for his daughter Lydia Rose. Lydia grew up in Leigh-on Sea in Essex and married Eric Black. They moved to Tiverton in Devon and had two daughters, Jenny and Janet, who also played with him.


Date 1910
Make Strunz
Fabric Mohair golden
Size 38 ins
Eyes Boot button
Features Remains nose stitching.
Jointed Fully jointed
Pads Recovered
Stuffing Woodwool
Number 560

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