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Pair of Circa 1900 Velvet Bears

Pair of Circa 1900 Velvet Bears

Pair of Circa 1900 Velvet Bears

Pair of Circa 1900 Velvet Bears

Pair of Circa 1900 Velvet Bears

I recently purchased these two irresistible creatures from a dealer who told me she had just gotten them out of a private collection. 

“Mama” Bear measures 6 inches long and stands 3 ¼ inches tall.  She is fashioned out of a very deep navy velvet and is completely hand sewn.  She is stuffed with cotton batting and still retains remnants of her ears (which have been fastened to her body with straight pins and jet bead eyes.  Her maker gave her a whimsical character by giving her an open mouth and finished off the edges of it in a brown cotton floss.  She is in excellent condition.

“Baby” Bear stands a mere 1 ½ inches tall and is about 2 ½ inches long.  Pudgy babe is also hand sewn, stuffed with cotton batting and in excellent condition.  He still retains his brown glass eyes, cotton floss nose and mouth and his, what appear to be, paper and linen ears.  Unlike his Mum, he is fashioned out of black velvet.

Both bears are skillfully crafted and were purchased out of the same collection as a pair.  Whether they were paired up in recent times or long ago when they were first made, I cannot say.  Nonetheless, they make a fabulous and whimsical couple and are being sold together.  They are charming and quaint, and just waiting for a new home!

Price: SOLD

The items featured here are a small sampling of our inventory. If you are looking for a particular item, it may be in the shop so don't hesitate to contact me. Also, do check the photos under the "Shop & Shows" feature page, as you may spot an item in one of them that speaks to your collecting sensibility.

Also, don't hesitate to ask for more photos of a piece..Or ask as many questions as you like about it.

Terms and Conditions of Sale:

Personal checks, money orders, cashiers checks. Personal checks require a 7 business day bank clearance period. Unless prior arrangements have been made, payment must be received within 7 days or item will be re-offered for sale.

I guarantee all items to be as described. I try to be as thorough and meticulous in my descriptions as possible, and will gladly send additional photos as well as answer any questions about a piece in order to avoid return of merchandise.

In the event there is a discrepancy with respect to an item's representation, I must be notified within 48 hours of receipt of the piece. Upon notification, and my approval, the item must be returned within 7 days in the condition it was received in order to receive a refund less shipping and insurance.

Pennsylvania residents must pay 6% sales tax unless they possess a valid resale number.

Shipping and Handling:
Purchaser is responsible for all shipping, handling and insurance costs. I ship via the best and lowest priced carrier for the piece. Pickup of items at The Black Angus in Adamstown, Pennsylvania is a possibility depending on circumstances.

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