This special bear is a precise replica of the very first Cheeky Bear Merrythought designed and produced in 1957. The original paper patterns have been used to re-create this iconic collector’s piece to celebrate 60 years of Cheeky – a bear of irresistible charm!
Legend has it that Her Majesty The Queen gave the Cheeky Bear its name whilst visiting the Merrythought stand at a British Industries Fair in the 1950s. She is believed to have exclaimed ‘what a cheeky little bear!’.
This wonderful replica is made from the finest golden mohair, with a light gold velvet muzzle and dark brown wool felt paws. Deep amber and black glass eyes are true to the original 1957 Cheeky, as are the boldy defined nose and wide smile, which have been carefully hand embroidered using heavy weight cotton thread.