Nighttime Pooh

Inspired by reading A. A. Milne's Winnie-the Pooh books to their four children, John and Susan began to envision the characters brought to life in their studio. After obtaining a contract with the Walt Disney Company, the Wrights began to design their first character bear: Winnie-the-Pooh.

In 1998, among the new offerings on display to the trade at the New York International Toy Fair in the R. John Wright Dolls' booth was the delightful "Nighttime Pooh." Measuring 12" tall, he was made of the finest custom-made mohair/wool plush with embroidered features and glass eyes. This charming R. John Wright Pooh is based on the original E. H. Shepard illustrations found in The House at Pooh Corner written by A. A. Milne and first published in 1928. Pooh comes fully attired for bed in his cozy cotton nightshirt, tassled nightcap, and felt and leather slippers. He holds a custom hand-crafted tin candlestick and candle snuffer. Also included is a small felt pouch with a supply of custom-made, hand-dipped Pooh-size replacement candles made of pure beeswax! This is the only fully costumed and accessorized Winnie-the-Pooh produced by R. John Wright.

Each Nighttime Pooh came enclosed in a hand-cut R. John Wright presentation box with a signed and numbered certificate of authenticity. Registration is available in the owners name.

The following year an usual item was added to the line which perfectly complements Nighttime Pooh. Titled "Bear's Bed" this charming furniture accessory is actually custom hand crafted out of iron and painted creamy white. The old fashioned-style bed measures approximately 15" long by 8" wide and is based carefully on Pooh's bed in the original E. H. Shepard illustrations in The House at Pooh Corner. Bear's Bed comes complete with a mattress covered with striped ticking fabric, a pillow and pillowcase trimmed in lace, and a wool blanket and comforter for added warmth.

Bear's Bed was produced in a limited edition of 500. Each came enclosed inside a hand-cut RJW presentation box with the signed and numbered certificate of authenticity and the forms for owner registration.

©Disney. Based on the "Winnie-the-Pooh" works. ©A. A. Milne and E. H. Shepard.

DIRECT PURCHASE: The Nighttime Pooh offered here is #159 in the edition. The Bear's Bed is number three of only five Artist Proofs made. Both pieces come directly from R. John Wright Archives in pristine as-new condition. The purchase price of $1,250.00 each includes shipping & insurance in the domestic United States. [For overseas shipping rates, please contact the RJW office.] NOTE: These are the last remaining examples of these 2 items available for direct purchase from the R. John Wright Archives.

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