Steiff has made some of the nicest forest animals in the market and this Young Lion hand puppet certainly honors the reputation. Its sweet look with expressive glass eyes is adorable! The nice airbrushing work gives this character an amazing distressed look that everyone adores. It has nylon whiskers and the nose/mouth is embroidered. As other Steiff toys of the time, this puppet was expertly handmade in Germany using the finest mohair plush circa 1950-60s. Its head is stuffed with excelsior (wood wool) and has a cardboard finger tube for movement. Lion Cub has been gently used but has lost its IDs with time and the mohair plush shows bald spots. This rare little puppet will certainly be a very special addition to your vintage toy collection!
- Condition: Used and pre-owned vintage puppet. Without IDs and with bald spots. Overall light wear. Please determine the condition by yourself, taking a close look at all pictures and asking questions.
- Origin: Germany
- Brand: Steiff
ID: without IDs button and yellow tag #317
Year: circa 1950-60s
- 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.
Another wonderful puppet from a most wonderful seller. This puppet has such a sweet, gentle personality and he's certainly charmed his way into my heart. As usual, he arrived in great condition. I could not be more pleased with the puppet, the service and the seller. Highly recommend this seller to anyone who is interested in puppets.