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This is Father Christmas, a beautiful old style mohair artist bear by my very favorite bear artist of all time, Kate Berlin of Old Time Teddies. I have had a very hard time parting with him, but with two more grandchildren on the way, I am trying to thin my collection a bit. He is absolutely one of the most beautiful heavily detailed bears in my entire collection, and was purchased directly from the artist in 2006.
Father Christmas measures approximately 20" tall and is fully jointed. He wears a hand made wool woodland coat with hood and fur trim. He wears a pinecone ruff and his coat has appliques of evergreens, bears and deer. His coat is closed with large silver tone buttons with bear claw imprint and he carries his mittens, and other Christmas pieces. He also has a large staff with bird and lantern hanging from it, created by Kate using a real branch. And he carries a leather messenger bag with sheep wool inside. He has incredible real eyes with black pupil and his nose has been hand stitched, varnished and highlight painted. His paw pads are of wool felt
He is in immaculate, pristine condition, never played with and never undressed (he is a perfect antique style mohair bear beneath his coat). He also stands very nicely all by himself with no propping. He will come with artist signed and dated hang tag and he comes from a smoke-free collection.
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