A special ticketed R. John Wright dinner event at the annual UFDC Convention in Orlando, Florida provided the setting for the introduction of a classic doll and bear set titled 'Teddy & Me.'
This nostalgic set was based on a vintage photograph shown below of a Victorian girl and her impressive Steiff teddy bear circa 1910. This bear, named 'Albert', sold at a 1996 Christies auction for £18,400. Twenty years later the charming photo became the inspiration for the Teddy & Me doll and bear set from R. John Wright.
Teddy measures 8 inches tall and is made of the finest Shulte mohair in a soft light brown shade. Five-way jointed, Teddy has glass eyes, hand-embroidered features, paw pads made of 100% wool felt and a pure silk bow around his neck. His winsome companion, Me, is a 12" all-felt doll with joints at the hips, shoulders and neck for expressive posing. A sculptural torso and limbs and separately sewn fingers add to her realism. Me has a hand-knotted wig made of the finest mohair with silk bows, and a lovely molded felt face with hand painted features. She is costumed in an authentically detailed Victorian Summer dress made of embroidered Swiss lace with tiny pintucks and mother-of-pearl buttons. Around her wrist is a dainty pearl bracelet and on her feet, hand-cobbled leather Mary Jane shoes.
Produced in an edition of only 100 pieces, Teddy & Me comes beautifully boxed with a numbered tag and corresponding certificate of authenticity.
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