FERNAND MARTIN L'Ours Martin Performing Bear
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We are pleased to offer for your consideration a wonderful example of the Fernand Martin tin clockwork performing bear, “L’Ours Martin”, made in Paris France circa 1903.  This antique toy bear’s condition is just great and he retains his original ears, chain, stick, and nearly all of the original flocking on this head and feet, and most of the original paint.  He is different from most of the performing bears that we’ve seen in that his left arm is tight up angainst his shoulder and his right arm is stretched out.  This appears to be the way he was originally made since the stick in his hands is attached to his head in its original position…this makes for an even rarer example then most.  The bear has a fixed key in his back and once wound he will rock from side to side on his lead feet twisting at the hips as he slowly lumbers forward in a vague circle.  He works well and with a good winding will wander around for approximately 30 seconds. BE SURE TO WATCH THE VIDEO ABOVE.  Both the bottom’s of the bear’s feet are clearly marked; the left is Martin’s FM trademark and on the right foot is a French export mark.  We had to repair the main spring and sew closed the bottom of his “fur” covering between his legs and now he works great.  This wonderful all original Fernand Martin bear measures approximately 7 ¾” tall.  If you’ve been looking for a nice example of a Fernand Martin “L’Ours Martin” performing bear for your collection then your wait is over!  PLEASE REVIEW ALL PHOTOS AND USE THE ENLARGE AND ZOOM FEATURES AS WELL AS WATCH THE VIDEO FOR THE BEST DESCRIPTION OF THIS WONDERFUL FERNAND MARTIN PERFORMING BEAR.

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1903 FERNAND MARTIN PERFORMING BEAR CLOCKWORK WIND UP TOY FRANCE

Price: $825.00
Availability: SOLD