As you can see, this beautiful antique piano is a charming and highly realistic example of the style.
Aristocratic Victorian homes were furnished with pianos and these were typically draped with fine silk shawls, but something was missing to keep the shawls from sliding around.
"Piano babies" were born of this necessity to serve as an anchor to keep the piano shawls in place.
Often made of porcelain or bisque, most piano babies are the product of German manufacturing companies.
This beautiful porcelain baby is sitting in an upright position with its hands raised, almost to the point of touching the face.
You will notice that the piece is rendered in great detail with emotive and highly realistic features.
The pale skin, curly blonde tendrils and cherubic face have been masterfully hand painted.
Even the drapery of the infant's white gown is extraordinarily realistic. The neckline is accented with a minuscule beaded border and charming blue bows.
You can see some areas of minor wear to the figure as well a few minuscule spots and scratches here and there.
However, this highly-collectible Victorian piano baby remains in very good antique condition. Measurements: Figure is 5 1/2" tall, 4 1/4" at deepest point (from bottom to toes) and 2 1/2" wide Weight: 7.4 oz