Merrythought Large Edward Bear is a simply beautiful replica of the teddy bear who famously inspired AA Milne’s Winnie the Pooh stories. Originally created by Farnell in 1921, Edward was brought to life by Merrythought as the star of major feature film ‘Goodbye Christopher Robin’.
Purchased from Harrods by Daphne Milne for the first birthday of her son, Christopher Robin, Edward bear and his owner formed a unique bond and became the best of friends. However, following a trip to London Zoo, the young boy later renamed his bear after the zoo’s resident black bear ‘Winnipeg’, or Winnie for short.
Christopher’s father, AA Milne, was so enamoured by the wonderful partnership he witnessed between a boy and his teddy bear that he decided to pen stories about their journey through life together.
Hand-crafted using the same traditional skills and materials as Christopher Robin’s original Edward bear, this handsome chap features a rich, antique golden mohair coat and peachy-beige pure woollen felt paws. His deep amber eyes show a longing to be loved, which together with a hand-embroidered nose and endearing smile, give him a quintessential charm that can only be found in a teddy bear of such timeless design and heritage. True to the original, the 18 inch sized Edward also ‘growls’ when tipped.
Created by Merrythought as a Special Edition, each Edward bear is individually numbered and presented in a unique ‘Farnell by Merrythought’ cotton drawstring bag.
Size 18 inches / 45.7cm