Steiff, the legendary German plush toy company, is famous for its artistry, beauty, and lasting quality. Founded in 1880 by seamstress Margarete Steiff, it was later expanded by her nephew, Richard Steiff, who invented the world's first Teddy bear with movable limbs. The company produced amazing dogs of every breed and Bully the bulldog is certainly among Steiff's most beloved dogs. As a hand puppet this character is even more charming! This model was handcrafted in Germany between 1952 and 1963. His expressive large glass eyes and hand-stitched nose with an elaborate velveteen muzzle, give him an unmistakable look that is both grumpy and endearing. Steiff uses the nicest mohair plush and the airbrushing work on this puppet is also remarkable. His head is stuffed with excelsior (wood wool) and has a cardboard finger tube for movement. Bully still retains the trademark button in ear but the yellow tag is faded and it is missing the bow around the neck. No doubt this rare little puppet will be a great addition to any vintage toy collection!
- Condition: Used and pre-owned vintage puppet. With button and faded yellow ear tag. Missing bow. With a small spot under chin. Please determine the condition by yourself, taking a close look at all pictures and asking questions.
- Origin: Germany
- Brand: Steiff
ID: with button and faded yellow ear tag
Year: circa 1952-63
- Size: 9in/23 cm tall
- Materials: finest mohair plush, glass eyes, excelsior
- The puppet stand is not included
WARNING: This vintage puppet does not comply with current safety standards and is intended for adult use only.