1897 Steiff bear on wheels

 Antique Steiff bear on iron wheels. Approximately 11.5" long and 10" to top of head. Made of worsted wool, this sweetie pie has a swivel neck, original boot button eyes, claws and pads. His nose and mouth stitches have been long kissed away. There are far worse things than being loved too much, don’t you agree?

Bruin is in strong, sturdy condition on his original gold gilt iron wheels. He wears an old bell on a ribbon around his neck. Every arctophile should have an early bear on wheels in their hug as they display so sweetly and can be ridden by a smaller bear as well. This bear can be seen on page 16 of the Steiff sortiment book and is circa 1897.    $549.00 postage paid