This personalised English bone china bauble with a Teddy Bear design has been inspired by Susan’s own much loved teddy from her own childhood who is still very much in evidence to this day!
Susan’s teddy was given to her by her grandmother and sported a pair of checked dungarees which he is still wearing! Named affectionately as “Big Ted” – even though he is under 20cm tall – this much treasured childhood toy has been all over the world with Susan and has famously even parachuted off the top of the church roof in Turvey, Susan’s home town, to raise money for the church roof fund!
The teddy bear is one of the world’s most beloved toys and was named in honour of President Theodore Roosevelt when he refused to shoot a bear during a hunting trip. Inspired by a cartoon drawn of this unusual event, shopkeeper Morris Michtom and his wife Rose made a stuffed fabric bear in honour of America’s 26th commander-in-chief and displayed it in their shop window with a sign, “Teddy’s bear”.It attracted such interest that the Michtoms’ wrote to The President for his permission to manufacture the bear and went on to start a successful company – hence the teddy bear revolution began.
To find out more about the History of the Teddy Bear just follow the link to The National Park Service.
Each of our new baubles is decorated with an image of “Big Ted” lovingly drawn by Susan. The reverse features the words “Happy Christmas” together with the name of the recipient.
Each bauble is finished with a hand-painted metallic gold top and comes ready to hang on the tree with a U.K. made ribbon tie in red.
These traditional tree decorations are hand-made and hand-decorated by one of our skilled china makers in the Longton district of Stoke-on-Trent – a region that has a long tradition of bone china production. We at Susan Rose China are proud to support British manufacturing at its finest.
We are also offering several other personalised Christmas Tree Decorations this year including our new Floral Wreath.
Each bauble is individually gift wrapped and boxed
Please allow 1-2 weeks for delivery from artwork confirmation.