Steiff donkey on wheels with ff button

 This darling Steiff worsted wool donkey named Esel is circa 1920. He measures approximately 13" tall and 12" long. He was adored and played with by little hands for a century and it shows. A loving owner covered his face and neck with soft gray cotton long long ago. His leather harness was an option at the time and leather saddle bears the imprint of the maker STEIFF. His original gold gilt wheels still roll nicely and despite his wear, has managed to maintain his underscored f button in ear. Esel’s lovely primitive condition simply add to his charm in my opinion. A sweet Steiff toy with loads of appeal. $299.00 postage paid