Gaby is woodwool-stuffed, and this has settled in the tops of her arms where she was probably carried by her child owner. There’s also some slight settlement around her neck, but she still holds her head high.
Her joints are all sound, and she has a non-working growler. Gaby’s original left eye is back-painted glass and shows a little loss of enamel. Her old replaced clear glass eye is a tad smaller, with some surface wear.
Gaby’s nose and mouth stitching are long gone, and she has a few small darns, including to the side of her face, and front torso. There’s also a small patched repair to her right ankle. Her protruding muzzle is slightly off kilter, where the stuffing has shifted over time.
On the whole, Gaby is an adorable bear with a poignant expression. She’s dressed in her peach bloomers and old knitted jacket, plus an antique satin ‘scarf’ pinned with a vintage jewelled brooch. Gorgeous!