A Gorgeous Huge Piano Baby. Two Sisters and Their Brother. A fine old Victorian-era German trio of piano babies at play.
Marching happily along the beach, this little group exudes the contentment. Of a perfect carefree childhood day. The sisters grasp each other's hands. As their hair blows in the wind. Their brother in his cute sailor shirt has manufactory holes.
I've made him a little fishing pole to hold. Though unmarked, it's Heubach quality certainly, or possibly it was made by the fine German Doll Maker Hertwig Katzhutte, it looks like their style, with amazing modeling and painting.
Intaglio eyes, two stroke brows and lids, carved open mouths, and perfect little German doll faces. Heavy, solid, it weights over 7 pounds!
And I'm happy to say it's in excellent condition as well, with just a slight bit of gold rub to the detailing on the clothes, and a few tiny inconspicuous firing flaws which you always find on these old German bisques. (illustration not included in sale). Inspired by this Victorian painting called Seahorses. The children are using their imaginations and playing as children do. The boy is imagining he is riding a cart pulled by horses; his sisters have happily stepped into this role.
Since they are at the sea, the girls are "sea" horses. The boy has tied rope to the girls' dresses and they all seem to be having a great time playing this make-believe game.It would be fun to set the statue up the same way; there are factory holes in the boy's hands and also under both girls' arms meant for just this purpose. Quality workmanship - look at the carefully carved detailing on the woven-straw hat. And note how the red strap is artfully threaded through an opening in the beautifully modeled hand. This is the largest size this figure was made in.
I've had this in my collection a very long time. Because my porcelain collection has grown too large, I'm. From my collection to yours.. What is a piano baby?
As the name suggests, these were porcelain babies that lived on top of pianos. During the Victorian and Edwardian eras, every well-appointed parlor had a piano.
And every respectable piano wore a fancy shawl, or piano drapery. Were often works of art in themselves: embroidered silk or woven tapestries with. Tassels or handmade lace edging.
Piano babies sat on top of the shawl. Ensuring that the shawl did. Not slide off the piano, because.
A proper piano must never drop its shawl.. Photos taken with daylight bulbs for accurate color. Though monitor colors may vary.
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By purchasing from me you agree to these terms. I value my customers and always do my best to ensure you have a happy shopping experience; your patronage is very much appreciatedThank you! The item "Heubach Hertwig Huge Victorian Piano Baby Bisque Figurine Excellent Condition" is in sale since Thursday, May 31, 2018. This item is in the category "Antiques\Decorative Arts\Ceramics & Porcelain\Figurines". The seller is "sussexcountyantiques" and is located in Stanhope, New Jersey.
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