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 1950s. Its head is stuffed with excelsior (wood wool) and has a cardboard finger tube for movement. Lion Cub has been well loved and the plush shows age and play wear. Please note that there are two old repairs (neck and arm seam area) as shown in the last picture. It no longer retains any IDs but still very charming. This rare little puppet can't wait to be part of your vintage toy collection!
- Condition: Used and pre-owned vintage puppet. Well loved. The plush shows age and play wear. There are two old repairs (neck and arm seam area). Without IDs. Please determine the condition by yourself, taking a close look at all pictures and asking questions.
- Origin: Germany
- Brand: Steiff
ID: without IDs
Year: circa 1950s
- 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.