Melia has one of the finest Swiss musical mechanisms in the world. But she doesn’t only play music when her key winder is turned. She also rotates her head up and down and from side to side.
Stuffed with kapok (head woodwool), Melia has peach felt pads, and a black, vertically-stitched nose, and inverted Y-shaped mouth. Her eyes are brown glass with black pupils, and her limbs are fully-jointed. Made without claws, Melia’s short pile mohair is a pale, pinky-beige colour, and shows a little fading to the front.
However, overall, Melia is in wonderful condition, and is wearing her peach-knitted dungarees and hat, decorated with silk flowers, plus a hand-dyed neck ribbon. She’s a very sweet and entertaining teddy.