5900 - A Tribute to the Late Peter Bull
This figurine was created as a tribute to the actor and arctophile, Peter Bull, who worked closely with the House of Nisbet from 1979, until his death, in 1984. This partnership produced the range of Bully Bears, and also the Zodiac Bears.
This Irish Dresden porcelain figurine was limited to a world-wide circulation of 5000.
It shows the actor, dressed in his famous pullover, (knitted with an anecdotal review of his life) sitting in a comfy armchair. He is reading from "The Teddy Bear Book", (which he authored), to Delicatessen Bear. (Delicatessen starred in the television adaptation of "Brideshead Revisited", as Aloysius, the teddy bear of Sebastian Flyte, played by Anthony Andrews)
The doll pictures will auto run as a slide show in the window above.
Press F5 (function key 5 on your keyboard), to re-start the slide show.
Alternatively, you may control the slideshow manually – follow the steps below :
- Place the cursor at the bottom of the window to access thumbnail and navigation control bar
- Click on the “?” (question mark) symbol (bottom left hand side of the control bar) for a detailed explanation of the controls
- See a full screen slideshow by clicking on the “Square with Arrow” symbol (2nd from right on the control bar)
- Use the keyboard arrow keys to move forward and back through the slideshow, as desired
- Use the “ESC” key to leave full screen mode
Outside of his theatrical work, Peter Bull was well known for his interest in Astrology. But he was, perhaps, even better known for his fascination with Teddy Bears - and owned perhaps the world's largest, and most valuable collection. We were told that Peter first became involved with the House of Nisbet through a chance conversation with two ladies who were buyers for Hamleys, the well-known Regent Street toyshop in London. They introduced him to Peggy Nisbet, and thus began the partnership producing Peter's bears.
Read more about Peter and his bears, by clicking on the links below :