1990 Canterbury Teddy Bear signed by John and Maude Blackburn
This lovely bear is fully jointed and is made of short brown mohair. He has a red and green ribbon and is signed on his left foot by John and Maude Blackburn.
He measures approx 25cm when standing and approx 20cm when sitting.
His mouth and nose are embroidered with black embroidery thread.
Canterbury Bears was founded in 1979 by British painter John Blackburn. Together with a truly dedicated team they design and create beautiful hand-made English bears.
The bears are designed in a small village close to the historic Cathedral City of Canterbury in Kent.
In 1987 they were granted the privilege of using the City of Canterbury coat of arms as their logo; this ancient marque is registered by the Garter King of Arms and dates from the 11th Century.
Each bear is hand jointed, the joints are manufactured in their workshop on a traditional Victorian press using sustainable English wood. They use English hand-blown glass eyes crafted in the Midlands. They source the best fabrics from all over the world including wool, tweed and tartans from the mills of Yorkshire and Scotland, kimono silks from Japan, and mohair from Germany.
This is a collectors bear and not suitable for children.