(1945) Hilton. Joy. Paul Neumond
Hilton is an post WW2 jointed bear. He is made from beige art silk with maroon velvet insides to his ears and his paws and carded pads. He has a strange fabric nose and rather thick possibly replaced stitching. A most unusual chap.
"The french bear has been made by a company that was set up in Saint Junien (close to Limoges), West area of France, Haute-Vienne. . Those bears were sold under the label "JOY" . The owner was Paul Neumond. This french company has made bears with unusual pattern, rather big and heavy for children but it was after World War Two and having restrictions lifted , it was an idea to suggest a pattern that perfectly matches with this period where everyone started to eat better, bears included." Eric Petit
|Make||Joy Paul Neumond
|Fabric||Art Silk Beige|
|Eyes||Clear glass with painted backs|
|Features||Velvet linings and paws|