Clarice Cliff Teddy Bear Bookends

Clarice Cliff is well known for her range of colourful pottery but she was also responsible for other items such as the Clarice Cliff Teddy Bear Bookends. The Teddy Bear bookends date from the 1930s and were sold in pairs and show a teddy bear sitting holding on to plinth with their legs in the air. The bears wear a ribbon collar and sport a fine bow.

A very rare pair of Clarice Cliff Fantasque Teddy bear bookends

A very rare pair of Clarice Cliff Fantasque Teddy bear bookends. Sold for £1,100 by Bellmans Auctioneers, December 2017.

The bookends were produced in variations including differing colours of the bears, the ribbon & bows and most importantly the plinth. Patterns on plinths include Sunburst, Black Umbrella, and Blue W. A white bear and green bow are the most common set.

A pair of novelty Clarice Cliff bookends circa 1930 in Sunburst pattern

A pair of novelty Clarice Cliff bookends circa 1930 in Sunburst pattern. Sold for £1,800 by Fieldings Auctioneers, March 2018.

 

Clarice Cliff teddy bear bookends in green form with orange bows

Clarice Cliff teddy bear bookends in green form with orange bows. Sold for £1,550 at Fieldings Auctioneers, March 2009.

Wedgwood re-issued the Clarice Cliff Teddy Bear bookends in a centenary limited edition of 150. The Bizarre bookends show the bears in the popular white form with green ribbon and bow.

wedgwood clarice cliff bizarre bookends

Limited Edition Centenary Wedgwood Clarice Cliff Bizarre Bookends

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