Growler - the Teddy Bear
Offering "Growler" the Teddy Bear made by Steiff and designed by Margarete Steiff (1847-1909). Steiff was a seamstress who founded Matgarete Steiff Gmbh in 1880. Steiff was wheelchair bound due to childhood polio. She started making stuffed animals as a hobby which later became a worldwide business. Original sold as "pinkeeps",her animals have been collected and loved by many.
"Growler" is 15" tall. He is made of wool and cotton with jointed head,arms and legs. His paws are hand sewn with felt bottoms. He has a pensive expression and is marked with the "Steiff metal button".