(1908) Strunz Sir Hugh Fraser Sold £160

Sir Hugh is an early teddy bear with golden mohair, large flat boot button eyes, pronounced muzzle, restitched black nose, swivel head, jointed elongated limb with felt pads, hump and green velvet jacket —25 1/2in. (65cm.) high (fragile, one hand detached at wrist, tears and repairs to other limbs one ear backed with felt, tears and holes to muzzle, balding to face, general wear, needs expert restoration to stabilise) - Dorothy Helen Fraser was born in Madras in 1901, taught of Sir Hugh and Lady Fraser, Director of the bank of Madras and Sheriff of Madras. At some stage during her time in India she was given this bear and it went with Dorothy for the rest of her life. The family returned to England in 1921 and lived in Selwood House Chiselhurst. Dorothy was sent to Sherborne Girls College. In 1936 she married Frank Hay Creasy and returned with him to Columbo in what was then Ceylon. They returned and retired to Exeter in 1952. Teddy was shipped to South Africa in 1968 in the draw of a desk on it’s way to Dorothy’s younger son Ronald who was newly married. A very well travelled teddy bear.


Date 1908
Make Strunz possibly
Fabric Mohair golden
Size 25.5 ins
Eyes Boot button
Features Remains nose stitching.
Jointed Fully jointed
Pads Recovered
Stuffing Woodwool
Number 179A

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