Here we have a pair of large porcelain bisque piano babies with piercing blue eyes. The boy has brown hair and is searing a baby blue toga, and the girl is blond with a pink--of course--outfit. So what is a piano baby, you may ask? From Koval's website: "'Piano baby' is a collector's term. About 1880, the well-decorated home had a shawl on the piano. Bisque figures of babies were designed to help hold the shawl in place. They range in size from 6 to 18 inches. Most of the figures were made in Germany. Most of the piano babies date from the early twentieth century." These particular ones carry a Made in Taiwan sticker, which is partially torn off on one of the statues; I believe these were made in the 1960s.
The boy measures just over 7" tall by 4-1/4" wide and just under 7" deep. The girl measures 6-3/4" tall by about 5-1/4"wide and about 6-1/2" deep. The statues have some smudging but no cracks or chips.
Yesterday's piano babies...today's nursery room decor, baby shower gift, or treasure for baby lovers everywhere.
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