This handsome fellow named "Willoughby" is the first issue in the 2012 "Christmas Bears" series.
Made entirely of the finest custom-made golden tan mohair plush with skillful airbrush coloration, Willoughby measures 12 inches tall standing. He is fully jointed and features a hand embroidered waxed nose and mouth of dark brown cording, leather-covered black shoe-button eyes, and beige all-wool felt paw pads with hand embroidered claws.
Around his neck Willoughby wears a deluxe red velvet ribbon imported from Switzerland embellished with "RJW green" felt and tied with an old time brass hawk bell imported from Germany. Willoughby is carefully based on classic Edwardian teddy bear images which feature long limbs, large feet, a pointed nose and back hump. He is by far the most traditional bear design from R. John Wright.
Willoughby was produced in a limited edition of just 250 pieces worldwide. Each bear comes beautifully boxed with a signed and numbered certificate of authenticity and the forms for owner registration.
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.
There are more production photos for Willoughby.