Steiff produced incredible toys during its early years. Some of their favourite animals were also developed as hand puppets. This old little Terrier Dog is a good example of Steiff's prewar hand puppets and was beautifully handmade in Germany between 1913-34. Its endearing expression with glass eyes and multicolored ears is adorable. Just by its proportions and the way it is sewn, you can tell how meticulously crafted this old toy was. Little Terrier is overall in good condition but has been loved and shows mohair wear with some bald spots. There is also a small stain in the front. Terrier's head is firmly stuffed with excelsior (wood wool) and has a cardboard finger tube for movement. Steiff's trademark "Button in Ear" is still present. This very rare hand puppet can't wait to be adopted again and join your antique toy collection!
- Condition: Used and pre-owned antique puppet. Mohair wear with bald spots and a small stain in the front. With Steiff button. Please determine the condition by yourself, taking a close look at all pictures and asking questions.
- Origin: Germany
- Brand: Steiff
- ID: with early button
- Size: 9in/23 cm tall
- Materials: 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.