Little Eve is a sweet early Steiff ted c.1908 (no button), measuring 23 cms (9″) tall. She’s all original, except for replaced paw pads, and is stuffed with woodwool. Eve has shoebutton eyes and a black-embroidered nose and mouth, plus a full set of claws.
Her footpads have three neat repairs, and all joints work fine. Eve’s gold mohair shows overall thinning and patchy baldness, proving she’s been much loved – though with such a cute face it’s not surprising!
This magical character is wearing her pretty, handmade corduroy jacket, trimmed with a broderie anglaise collar and ribbon. Eve also travels with her festive bell-shaped pine cone for hanging on the tree.
I’m called Eve because I get very excited on Christmas Eve, in anticipation of Santa Claus coming down the chimney with a sackful of presents. I sent my wish list to Lapland, so if I’m a good bear I hope I get lots of lovely toys and foodie treats!