Just like the world’s first Teddy bear (made by Steiff, naturally), Emilia Teddy Bear is made of genuine reddish-blonde colored mohair and is five-way jointed. She measures 10 inches tall, she has hand-stitched features and wears wool felt paw pads. Emilia proudly wears the famous "Button in Ear" trademark, symbol of highest quality. He comes to you from the company that started it all — the inventors of the Teddy bear.
Country of Origin: Germany
The "Button in Ear" - a worldwide trademark of unmistakable quality
In 1904 Franz Steiff, Margarete’s nephew was looking for a way to protect Steiff products from imitation. His great idea later became the epitome of quality and handiwork: a metal button in the ear as a protection label. Initially engraved with an elephant motive, the metal button soon wore the trademark and therefore became inseparable with the brand.
"Steiff - Button in Ear" is a world wide renowned and unique trademark, which still stands for quality, richness of ideas and entrepreneurial spirit.
Please note, the button in ear is NOT removable.
Internationally renowned for its exceptional quality, Steiff still utilizes traditional materials and proven manufacturing techniques to create its unique and highly prized products.
Since 1880, Steiff has been making plush toys and collectibles that set the world standard for quality. The company is perhaps best-known for its bears -- Steiff invented the Teddy bear in 1902. Since the firm was founded by Margarete Steiff in 1880, more than 16,000 different designs for animals have been created. Vintage Steiff pieces are regularly sold on the secondary market for thousands of dollars.