(1920) Early button. BRITISH CHAD VALLEY MADE
One of the earliest buttons. BRITISH CHAD VALLEY MADE.
Typically with button in the bear's right ear, occasionally on torso. Steiff patented "button in ear" at this time which may account for the change in position. These bears have flat triangular heads, large triangular shaved noses and smiling inverted Y shaped mouths. Their ears are sewn over the facial seams. They have clear glass eyes with brown painted backs and black pupils. The eyes are sewn into the head and tied off at the back with a knot. Their arms are quite long and curved. Pads were usually carded and pads and paws made of brushed cotton. 4 bears shown with this button in different sizes. Shaftesbury, Colonel Chadwick, Violet, Tinker
|Button||Normally right ear|
|Eyes||Glass with painted backs|
|Features||Ears sewn over facial seams|
|Pads||Brushed cotton, carded|