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Original Antique "Steiff" Mohair Elephant Pull Toy (early 20th Century)

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Incredible original antique elephant pull toy made by the renowned Steiff company founded in 1880. The company patented their button in ear trademark in 1905, due to many impostors selling fakes.. This Steiff elephant is in very good condition for its age and taking into consideration that it is a toy. If you research Steiff buttons, you will see that our button is .4 mm, is iron and has some remnants of nickel plating. With a nice patina on its carriage or cart, you can quickly tell that this Steiff elephant is the holy grail of antique toys. This wonderful antique toy would make the perfect gift for any Steiff Collector or animal lover worldwide. Do not miss this special find.

Details

  • Materials and techniques
    Mohair
  • Condition
    Good. There are some old patches-- image 5 (part of it is under the blanket), image 7 (on neck just under the ear), image 8 (neck and trunk/tusk area) and there is one under the tail that wasn't photographed..
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses. Minor fading.
  • Dimensions

    H 30 in. x W 40 in. x D 15.5 in.

    H 76.2 cm x W 101.6 cm x D 39.37 cm

  • Seller location
    Chicago, IL
  • Seller reference number
    rh04114
  • Reference number
    LU8243960546

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