Edward Keyring by Merrythought – 15cm

$36.00

Description

Merrythought’s Edward is a replica of the teddy bear who famously inspired AA Milne’s world famous Winnie The Pooh stories. Originally created by Farnell in 1921, Merrythought brought Edward to life again to star in the major feature film Goodbye Christopher Robin. This is miniature keyring version of Edward in a size you can take with you wherever you go!

Edward was purchased from Harrods by Daphne Milne as a birthday gift for her son Christopher Robin. Edward and Christopher Robin became the very best of friends. Following a trip to London Zoo, the young boy later named his bear after the zoo’s resident black bear Winnipeg, or Winnie for short. Christopher Robin’s father, AA Milne was so enamoured with his son’s partnership with his teddy bear that he began to pen stories about their journey through life together.

This adorable miniature version of Edward is made from antique gold coloured mohair and has an 18 carat gold plated metal keyring and clip. His nose and mouth are delicately hand embroidered and he has a tiny replica manufacturer label on his foot.

  • Size: 15cm / 6 inches (to the top of the metal keyring)
  • 5-way jointed
  • Age: 14+
  • Surface washable

Merrythought has been hand-making the quintessential English teddy bear in the World Heritage Site of Ironbridge, Shropshire, since 1930 and is now the last remaining British teddy bear manufacturer. The company is a fourth generation family business founded by Mr W.G Holmes. Famous for crafting the finest, jointed, mohair teddy bears adored by children and adults across the world; every one of their enchanting bears is lovingly brought to life by hand, giving them a unique character and superior quality that can last a lifetime. The range includes traditional and limited edition teddy bears, as well as their iconic Cheeky and Punkie bears. Merrythought teddy bears have universal appeal making them the perfect gift for christenings, weddings or birthdays, as well as for collectors.