Curious Hand-painted Blue Eyed Porcelain Bear

Regular price $35.00

I've searched and not found another bear like this one, which I finally purchased after carrying it around with me on two separate visits to a local antique shop; it just would not let me walk away! Maybe it is because of those big blue eyes, which really seem to see deep into one's soul! I think it's also the gesture, which seems to suggest this bear's got something important to share if you'll just pay attention. Plus those pink cheeks, deep red lips, and arching eyebrows. The more I look at it, the more I think it's quite a special little thing.

For some reason I think perhaps German but am really not sure. Definitely it's got some age--I would think 1940s at the latest. Great condition, with a little wear/aging visible on the face and belly, minor. 4 3/8" tall x 2 1/2" wide x 1 3/4" deep.