Vintage 1950s Steiff Beige Rabbit Toy - New!
Height:8 inches + 20.32 cm
Length: 6 inches + 15.24 cm
* Vintage 1950s beige fluffy rabbit from Steiff
* Made from mohair with hazel glass eyes
* Original red ribbon around neck
* Red stitched nose and mouth, poseable head
* Filled with wood shavings
* Steiff blank button in ear
Steiff was founded in 1880 by Margarite Steiff, later assisted by her brother Fritz, to produce toys. The very first line was elephants, later joined by dogs, cats, pigs and a myriad of other animals. Margarite's nephew Richard joined in 1897 and gave the company an enormous boost by creating the teddy bear in 1902. Five years later, Steiff was manufacturing 974,000 bears, and has been increasing its output ever since.
The company's motto, is "Only the best is good enough for children" and every product is subject to meticulous testing and inspection. The most common materials used in toys are alpaca, felt, mohair and woven plush. Eyes are made of wood or glass, and the stuffing is commonly wood shavings or polyester fibres. A large amount of the work is done by hand, from the initial design sketches to the final airbrushed paint. The signature touch on any Steiff toy is the trademark "button in ear".
Beautiful rabbit with a quizzical expression. In overall great condition missing its flag but button is there. Steiff animals are very collectable nowadays.