British made teddy bear called Little Edward. This is a simply beautiful small replica of the teddy bear who famously inspired AA Milne's Winnie the Pooh stories. Originally created by Farnell in 1921, Edward is brought to life again by Merrythought as the star of the major feature film 'Goodbye Christopher Robin'.
Purchased from Harrods by Daphne Milne for the birthday of her son, Christopher Robin, Edward bear and his owner formed a unique bond and became the best of friends. Following a trip to London Zoo, the young boy later renamed his bear after the zoo's resident black bear Winnipeg, or Winnie for short. Christopher's father, AA Milne, was enamoured by the wonderful partnership he witnessed between a boy and his teddy bear and decided to pen stories about their journey through life together.
Hand-crafted in England using the same traditional skills and materials as Christopher Robin's original Edward bear, this handsome chap features a rich, antique golden mohair coat and sandy-beige pure woollen felt paws. His deep amber eyes show a longing to be loved, which together with a hand-embroidered nose and endearing smile, give him a quintessential charm that can only be found in a teddy bear of such timeless design and heritage.
Height: 28 cm / 11 inches, with jointed and moveable limbs
There is also a full size version of Edward Bear at 18 inches tall with a real 'growl' and is quite something.
Composition: Mohair, 100% wool felt paws, bean-filled
Care: the surface is washable, but do not submerge in water, simply keep teddy clean by wiping with a damp cloth and allow to dry naturally.
The safety eyes are made of plastic with a washer on the back to keep them in place.
CE-marked - made to European and US product safety standards, which includes standard EN71-part 2 Flammability.
Safety tested and suitable for children although it is advised that any accessories (such as labels, ribbons, clothing) are removed before giving to small children.
Delivery & Returns
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Some items are non-refundable and/or non-returnable. These limitations apply: -
- Sale and Bargain section and promotion items e.g. Discounted, BOGOF or 3 for 2 promotions need to be returned within 10 days of dispatch date: after this they are non-refundable time, but you can still return them for a store credit or exchange for up to 28 days after dispatch to you;
- Personalised, Made to Order, Special Order, Bespoke items are not returnable;
- Mattress toppers and mattresses are non-returnable;
- Items damaged, marked or soiled are not returnable;
- Orders placed for our Swatch Service (where available) are not refundable.
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Last updated 28 November 2023.