SOLD (1930) Evie The Kissable Muzzle.
Sold £105 SUPER RARE ANTIQUE KNICKERBOCKER 1930 The Kissable Muzzle
ORIGINAL BLACK BUTTON EYES
Super rare 1930 Knickerbocker Teddy Bear has boot button eye(s) and is in great condition. Since the first Knickerbocker bears were made they had light amber glass eyes. This makes the "boot button" eye Knicker incredibly rare. 1930 is the only year I am aware that boot button eyes were used.
Linda Mullins' American Teddy Bear Encyclopedia "Knickerbocker Bear, circa 1930, 20in, dark brown mohair, black button eyes, jointed arms and legs; swivel head; excelsior stuffing. Wide head and large round ears denote a Knickerbocker design..."
This Teddy is 20" tall, fully jointed, has excelsior stuffing, dark brown mohair and a hump back. Her nose stitching is original with small remnants of mouth stitching present. Felt paw pads are in very good condition. Left paw pad has a small hole easily visible in photos and there is some mohair loss on back of legs.
|Vertically stitched nose