The story of Margarete Steiff has a fairy tale quality all of its own.
From her is derived the world’s most famous soft toy company, for it is she who is responsible for the teddy bear, the world’s most favourite soft toy.
Margarete was born in 1847. At 18 months old she contracted polio and went on to spend her life in a wheelchair. Nonetheless, this remarkable woman became a skilled seamstress. Little did she know she was laying the foundation stone for the international company of the future.
Celebrate Margarete Steiff’s 175th birthday with this elegant teddy bear tribute to her. Margarete Bear wears a double tied bow and a cameo with the company logo, first seen in 1897.
Margarete’s signature and date of birth are the printed details on her paw pads.
Limited worldwide to 1847 peices.
Margarete Teddy bear 175th birthday RMS
Gold-plated "Button in Ear" with elephant motif
67% mohair/ 33% cotton.
30 cm tall. 5-way jointed.
Do Not Wash, Do Not Bleach, Do Not Tumble Dry, Do Not Iron, Do Not Dry Clean