Portia is one of our very old bears, she's a sweet and cuddly, traditional teddy bear made from gorgeous English mohair by Barbara Ann BearsPortia is about 15 inches (38 cm) tall and is 11.5 inches (29cm) sitting.
Portia is a very old bear, she is a slightly smaller version of our very first bear, she would have been made in the early 1990s. Portia was made as a limited edition of 25 for a prestigious teddy bear shop in the Cotswolds and she is number 21 of 25. We used to make small editions for quite a few shops when we started, but over time for this has shifted towards one of a kind bears. Portia is an elegant lady bear, with a little rose tucked in her ear and very elegant paw pads, she might be our first black bear too.
Portia is made from a beautiful, dense and shaggy, straight pile black English mohair, we used to love using English mohair, it had such a strong texture, it was made using looms dating back to the early 1900s, since the birth of the teddy bear, sadly the mill that wove the mohair closed long ago and 'they don't make it like that anymore . Portia's paw pads are made from a decorative cotton fabric with a floral design in an Art Nouveau style. She has black glass eyes which really catch the light so she often has a cheeky twinkle in her eye. Portia has a neat nose sewn in burgundy coloured thread so that it stands out from the back mohair and she has a sweet smile.
Portia is quite firmly stuffed with polyester stuffing and like all our bears she is 5-way jointed.
We hope you like Portia, she's an elegant lady, she's one of our originals, a bear from the last millennium, from the days before personal computers, iPhones and Facebook, a simple bear from simpler times.
We will enclose photos with Portia and we are happy to put in a greetings card and gift tags, maybe a birthday card or one for another occasion, you can choose one from our greetings card page and let us know which card you would like.
As with all our bears Portia is not a toy, she is an adult collectible and unsuitable for children under 14.