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"Walking Bear" Vintage, Wind-Up Toy Occupied, Japan, circa 1948

$165Asking Price

About

Upon winding him up with key (provided) this wonderful, articulated "Walking Bear" toy, slowly meanders forward across the floor in a lifelike motion, moving all four legs while shaking his head from side to side. In perfect working order and in excellent all original condition, his plush brown coat of fur is still a rich brown color rather than faded, as seen in lesser condition examples. He even has the original circular label affixed to his under body "Made in Occupied Japan" attesting to its late 1940s manufacture and Japanese origin and authenticity. Watch out for later repros of this toy; should say "Occupied Japan". This is from my own collection. Note: The "wind-up" quad shaft is on the side of his body Dimensions: 5 1/2" long x 2 1/4" wide x 3 1/4" high.

Details

  • Dimensions
    Height: 3.25 in. (8.26 cm)Width: 2.25 in. (5.72 cm)Depth: 5.5 in. (13.97 cm)
  • Style
    Folk Art (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1940s
  • Condition
  • Seller Location
    Incline Village, NV
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU973221167682

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  • Shipping
    $110 Standard Shipping
    to anywhere in the world, arrives in 4-5 weeks.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: Incline Village, NV
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 3 days of delivery.

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