A very mysterious bead indeed. We could not locate any information about it whatsoever. One lead suggested it's circa 1970-1980, but may be dated earlier than that.Made by a company named sisal. Absolute, pristine, nrfbag, mint condition. Never removed from protective plastic bag until taking these photos. This darling bear was found in a barn loft steamer trunk wrapped in an old pillow case.
Colors are variegated lime, lemon and orange sherbert against golden brown. It's sad that this teddy has never been hugged, but instead, left in a protective bag in a trunk. The antique dealer indicated it's a vintage "museum company" bear from the late 70's to early 80's that came with identifying papers (see photos). Appraisal quote was higher than we listed. Appraisal quote based on; vintage, mint condition, rare, unique bear.This item is made of bear stuff.