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Big Ted: New Zealand Art

Big Ted: New Zealand Art

"Big Ted: A Heartwarming Story of Love and Resilience"

This New Zealand art work is about Big Ted, who is not just any teddy bear. He's a symbol of love and resilience in the face of adversity. This beloved childhood toy has been through more than most of us can imagine, but he still manages to bring joy and comfort to those around him.

Big Ted is a bear owned by New Zealand contemporary artist Collette Fergus.  And Big Ted has been a constant companion since her childhood. Over the years, he has weathered countless adventures, mishaps, and even a near-death experience. But through it all, he has remained a faithful and beloved friend.

Collette has immortalised her old toy 'Big Ted' in a stunning portrait that captures his spirit and resilience. The painting features him sitting against a wall, his well-worn fur and wonky nose testaments to his years of service and love.

But Big Ted's story is not just about one teddy bear. It's about the power of love and perseverance to overcome even the toughest challenges. It's a reminder that even when life gets tough, there is always hope and comfort in the love of those around us.
So whether you're a longtime fan of teddybears or simply appreciate the power of a good story, this heartwarming portrait is sure to inspire and uplift.

Old teddy bears from the 1930s to the 1980s hold a timeless charm and continue to captivate collectors with their nostalgic appeal.

These beloved toys, crafted with exquisite attention to detail, evoke a sense of warmth and comfort from a bygone era. Each bear tells a unique story, representing a slice of history and the craftsmanship of its time. And as cherished collectibles, these vintage teddy bears often command significant value in today's market.

Factors such as the bear's condition, rarity, manufacturer, and provenance greatly influence its worth. Limited editions, bears made by renowned companies like Steiff or Merrythought, and those with original accessories or tags tend to fetch higher prices.

Collectors cherish these huggable treasures for their monetary value and the sentimental journey they provide, allowing a connection to the past and a glimpse into the rich heritage of these enduring companions.

If you're keen to purchase "Big Ted" then talk to us today and ask how you can experience the magic of love and resilience.

Original 1950s teddy bear in all his pre-loved glory, frayed feet and wonky face, from an abundance of cuddles. Mixed media textured artwork measuring 710mm x 560mm x 40mm
$670.00 NZD

Check out the mouse with the funny felt whiskers while you're here.

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