Richard Wagner Teddy Bear by Hermann-Coburg
Richard Wagner 40 cm Teddybär von Hermann-Coburg by Hermann-Coburg
- Made of Mohair
- classic excelsiorstuffing. made by hand by highskilled experts
- with musical movement in the bear
5-times jointed, arms. legs and the head are movable
with triangular HERMANN neckmark in the back of the head
with the green HERMANN hangtag - The bear with the running dog
with certificate of authenticity
Each bear has its own, unique number within the limited edition
- size: 40 cm / 16,54 inch
- Limited Edition in pieces: 500
Play the musical movement
Richard Wagner (1813-1883)
Richard Wagner was born 1813. He is one of the most known composer of the 19th century. He is the creator of the “music drama”. He presented the poetry as the begetting and the music as the bearing principle. He was a revolutionary of the opera and joined Teutonic mythology with musical genius. With the music of Wagner, the musical Romantic reached its zenith. Operas like “Der fliegende Holländer” “Tannhäuser” or “Lohengrin” have been the height of the romantic opera. With his opera tetra logy “The Ring of the Nibelung”, Wagner’s idea, the creation of a musical complete art work in the meaning of the unification of all arts, succeeded entirely. King Ludwig II of Bavaria was one of the most enthusiastic followers of Richard Wagner. He loved the music of Wagner like no other and promoted him generously. In 1871 Wagner moved together with his wife Cosima, a daughter of Liszt, to Bayreuth. One year late he laid the foundation-stone for an opera house in Bayreuth. The famous Bayreuth “Festival House” was inaugurated in 1876 with the first performance of the complete opera tetra logy of the “Ring”. Since that time the “Bayreuth Opera Festival”, which is held every year in August, is the yearly zenith of the opera world and is visited by highest prominence from around the world. The opera tetra logy “the Ring of the Nibelung” is the most extensive work of Wagner. The music, “the Ride of the Valkyries”, which we have chosen for our Richard Wagner Teddy Bear, belongs to “the Valkyries”, the second part of “the Ring”. It is one of the most famous motifs of Wagner’s compositions. 1833 Wagner passed away in Venice
Teddy Bears stuffed with excelsior – a true treasure
Teddy Bears stuffed with excelsior belong to the rarity treasure of the Teddy Bear world and are only rarely offered on the collector’s market today. What used to be the daily work of the Teddy Bear makers in former times, has become a valuable and rare treasure today. Worldwide there are only a handful of experts who are still familiar with the traditonal art of excelsior stuffing. Years of training, muscle strength and an artistic sense for styling are necessary to carry out this very time-consuming work. Only very old and long-standing manufactures have still the knowledge today, how Teddy Bears can be stuffed with excelsior according to old example, so that nowadays excelsior stuffed Teddy Bears are hardly to find.
For almost 100 years, we have cultivated the tradition of stuffing our Teddy Bears with excelsior and we have preserved for us this knowledge untill today. This gives our Teddy Bears their exceptional value and makes them to uncomparable and unique creatures with value-preserving character.
Mohair is made from one of nature`s finest sources for natural fiber, the Angora goat. This special fur is very long and naturally wavy. When sheared (this usually occurs twice a year) it is called mohair. The term "mohair" is derived from the Arabian word "Muhayar" which literally means "the fabric of goat hair". Despite the name similarity there is no relation to the Angora rabbit.
The collection of this noble hair does not require any animals to be harmed!
Angora goats are a delicate animal and are very sensitive to temperature change. This requires a dependable mild climate. Summers not so hot that the meadows dry out and winters not too cold. In the entire world there are only three regions that consistently meet these ideal conditions: Texas, USA, South Africa and Turkey.
The fur of the Angora go at is naturally white, curly and shiny. Its fibers have a remarkable strength when made into a pile fabric. These characteristics together with the noble appearance, silky feel and sheen make mohair one of the finest fibers offered by nature.
HERMANN-Spielwaren, now located in Coburg-Cortendorf / Germany, is one of the oldest still existing Teddybear companies worldwide. Founded 1920 in Neufang near Sonneberg / Thuringia the history goes back to the year 1913, when Max Hermann manufactrued his first Teddybear together with his brother Arthur and his sister Adelheid.
The company is famous for there extraordinary designs, there craftmanship, there exclusive small editions and that each bear, made in Coburg / Germany is a own personality. Each bear is made by highskilled longtime employees, many of them work over 10 years for HERMANN-Spielwaren.
Each wellknown teddybear book features the designs and also the Teddybear magacines are in close contact the the company for new styles. Des Chef-Designer is Ulla Hermann, granddaughter of the founder. Her Teddybears won famous Awards, like the TOBY Industry’s and Public’s Choice Award, the Golden Teddy Award or the TED worldwide Award.
Valuable collector’s item. This product is not a toy in the sence of the toy guideline (2009/48/EC Attachment I, 2 c + d). This product is intended only for adult collectors with an age of 14 years and over.