A very sweet bear on all fours, possibly made by Bing c.1912-20s. Ursula has original amber glass eyes and is woodwool-stuffed. Unjointed, she stands 26 cms (10″) high (including ears), and 38 cms (15″) long from nose to tail.
In the past, Ursula’s pads have been neatly covered in gold felt. Her forelegs are internally wired, and she has cute upturned feet. Only the backing cloth remains of her black nose stitching, which has tufts of fur showing through.
There’s a sewn repair under her tummy, and she’s a little threadbare around her finishing seam that runs along her back. Overall, though, Ursula is a good sturdy bear, with lots of blonde-beige mohair.
This charming character is wearing pretty neck ribbons, elaborately tied by her owner. She’s photographed giving a ride to her little pal, who is 10″ tall, and now sold.
Hello friends, here’s some fascinating facts about bears:
Bears can run up to an incredible 40 mph, which is the same pace as a greyhound.
They can walk short distances on their hind legs, which has sadly been exploited by people making bears dance for money.
Bears are one of the most intelligent land animals in North America.
Polar bears are the largest species, reaching from up to 5 feet on all fours, or 10 feet on hind legs.
Grizzly bears have enough biting power to crush a bowling ball.