Our association with the Walt Disney Company goes back several years and encompasses work from Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs, Pinocchio, Cinderella, and Mickey Mouse. The most popular and prolific are our Disney-licensed Winnie-the-Pooh items.
The R. John Wright "Pocket Series" began in 1993 with the release of Pocket Pooh which measured just 5 inches tall. In 1997, after several of Pooh's pocket-size animal friends were released, a special edition of Christopher Robin with Winnie-the-Pooh was also made available.
Christopher Robin, a limited edition portrait doll, stands approximately 12"" tall and is in perfect scale to accompany the other pocket-size characters from the Hundred Acre Wood. Skillfully fashioned from 100% wool felt, Christopher features a realistically sculpted face, torso, and limbs. This was the first full-body mold from R. John Wright (and the only anatomically correct!). The facial features are delicately hand painted and the neck includes a ball and socket joint for increased expressiveness. Christopher Robin's wig is meticulously hand-knotted of the finest custom-made English mohair. The authentic period costume consists of cotton twill shorts and jersey underwear, smock w/side pockets, leather braces (suspenders), muslin hat, and detailed hand-cobbled leather sandals.
The companion Pooh bear is fully jointed and made of custom-made miniature plush with glass eyes and hand-embroidered features. Pooh wears his trademark shirt vest made of custom-dyed felt lined with cotton and fastened with a genuine mother-of-pearl button. Every detail has been carefully researched to capture the essence of Christopher Robin & Pooh as depicted by E. H. Shepard in the original Winnie-the-Pooh books by A. A. Milne. Both the doll and bear are marked "CRP" on permanently-affixed tabs under the brass RJW buttons to identify them as set pieces.
Christopher Robin & Pooh came enclosed together in a deluxe presentation box with a reproduction of the original Shepard watercolor illustration on the lid. Included is a descriptive booklet, the signed and numbered certificate of authenticity, and the forms for owner registration.
The Christopher Robin & Pooh set offered here is #003 - an extremely low edition number directly from the R. John Wright archives in pristine as-new condition.
The online purchase price includes shipping and insurance in the domestic United States. For overseas shipping rates, please contact the RJW office. You may also place your order request via phone at 1-802-447-7072. All orders are subject to availability.
©Disney. Based on the "Winnie-the-Pooh" works. ©A. A. Milne and E. H. Shepard.