SOLD Le Jouet Champenois (1930) Monsieur Orange £95

A lovely rare French bear, in good condition with lovely bristly fur in deep electric orange. He has wood wool filling with a non-working growler inside. 16 ins.  A very sweet and good example of a rare French antique bear, what a handsome boy circa 1930. He is wood-wool filled  with his long slender body with elegant “neck” and slight hump to his back. He is in very good condition for his eighty plus years of age: retaining his original nose/mouth stitching, cotton paw & feet pads, and a good coverage of mohair. Emile Thiennot was among the earliest of the French Teddy Bear makers. He initially worked for Marcel Pintel before setting up his own toy manufacturing company in 1919 out of Piney under the name Le Jouet Champenois. In 1920 Thiennot won an award of quality in a teddy bears competition held in his native France. Thiennot's son will argue that this firm was nothing to do with his father. A mystery


Date 1930
Make Le Jouet Champenois
Fabric Mohair Orange
Size 16 ins
Eyes Glass
Features Long Neck
Jointed Fully Jointed
Pads Cotton
Stuffing Woodwool
Growl Not working
Number 110A

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