预估价：€ 6000-9000 欧元
起拍价：€ 4500 欧元
布雷克拍品等级是为了方便竞买人判断拍卖品的成色而设置的。布雷克等级用1到6级来标注外观和功能的成色，(从非常好到非常差)。 在目录图册里用括号里的2个数字来表示，前一个数字表示外观成色的级别，后一个数字表示功能成色的级别。如(3/2)表示外观成色是3(满意的)，功能成色2(好)。 成色 定义参照下列标准： 1 - 非常好 (未使用过，没有使用痕迹) 2 - 好 (新，极少的使用痕迹) 3 - 满意的 (普通的使用痕迹) 4 - 及格的 (明显的使用痕迹，某个非主要部件是后配的) 5 - 有缺陷的 (极明显的使用痕迹, 某个主要部件是后配的，功能上有缺陷，需要修理) 6 - 非常差 (严重破损, 缺少重要部件)
With pale-golden mohair, large boot button eyes, horizontal seam from ear to ear, pricked ears, black stitched nose, mouth and five claws on each paw, wood-chip stuffing, body with pronounced hump, articulated swivel head and long rod-jointed curved limbs, ht. 15 ¾ in. (40 cm), overall good, areas of usual wear on arms, back, back of head and legs, small hole beneath mouth, felt paw pads renewed. - Provenance: According to oral history, the bear was left behind at the seller's family home by a German officer stationed in France from 1942-44. - Literature: Pauline Cockerill, "The Ultimate Teddy Bear Book", p. 22, for a similar Steiff rod bear named 'Oscar'; "Steiff, 125 Teddybär Karat" for a brief history of the firm and its early production. - The rod-jointed bear represents the second stage in Steiff's development of the teddy. The code PB28 designates the bear's construction from plush (Plüsch), its articulated (bewegliche) limbs and size of 28 cm in seated position. His long, spoon-shaped arms and legs were designed to allow the bear to stand comfortably on all fours. - The first jointed teddy bear - the PB55 - was designed by Richard Steiff in 1902 and had string joints. When PB55 debuted at the Leipzig Fair in March 1903, reportedly all 3000 examples were sold to a representative of the George Borgfeldt & Co. of New York. - Richard Steiff continued to improve upon his design, leading to the rod-jointed bear in 1903 and bears with disc joints from 1905, a system still in use today. The familiar metal button in the ear, introduced by Franz Steiff, first appeared in 1904. The absence of this button on the present example suggests a production date of 1903. - Although the rod-jointed bear is the second incarnation of Steiff's famous teddy, it is in fact the first model available to collectors, since to date no examples of the string-jointed bear are known to have survived. - A rare and significant Steiff teddy bear.