German Felt Rooster by Steiff

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5" (13 cm.) Firmly-stuffed rooster in red, green, gold, and burgundy felt feathers has embroidered detail on tail feathers, black bead eyes, and felt covered metal feet allowing the rooster to stand freely. With original blank metal button on feather. The felt rooster line was popular in the Steiff offerings, made from 1900 until the 1920s and was described by Marianne and Jurgen Cieslik in their book Button In Ear as "a burst of glorious color". Excellent condition. Steiff, Germany, c. 1905.
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