(1930) Blue. Diane's Dolls
SOLD by Diane's Dolls
RARE Large Antique BLUE Chiltern Bear - 1930s/40s
Very special rare find large antique blue Chiltern bear (no label) dating to circa 1930s/40s. 21 inches in height, he's an extremely handsome old blue bear, very sturdy with beautiful amber/black glass eyes (these are loose on their wires/possibly replacements?), original nose, mouth, claw stitching and pads are original too (all intact apart from tiny hole to one hand pad). His fabulous blue mohair has a very decent coverage for years although there is a little loss as to be expected. Fur is slightly bluer inside creases of joints so I suspect he may have faded a little over time but still has gorgeous blue tone to him. He has a growler or squeaker in his tummy which is not working. His stuffing is extremely good and sturdy, only the tiniest amount of shifting to upper arms but no sagging. All joints are good and strong although his old leg joints do creak a little when turned (bless!). Overall a fabulous rare piece of British bear making history, the blue Chilterns rarely come up for sale especially in this large size.