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Porcelain 19th Century German Piano Baby - Auction ID: 438
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The artistry of fine European porcelain and the beauty of American opalescent, cranberry or ruby pink glass are combined in this auction of Victorian-era decorative arts. Beautiful hand-painted 19th Century European porcelain ware from RS Prussia, Limoges, Furstenberg and many porcelain works in Sevres and Bavaria. Holiday inspiring opalescent glass in every shade of cranberry and ruby pink from the most notable of mold-blown glass manufacturers including Northwood, Hobbs, Fenton and Fostoria. We have included a few additional later pieces including some exquisite Nippon porcelain from the 1920s.


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Item description

Estimate: $180-$240

Description: 19th Century porcelain 'Piano Baby'. German original, handpainted baby figurine. Very nice bisque and modeling. The figurine is well sculpted with bisque layered under the painted parts unlike late Japanese reproductions. Believed to be made by Gebruder Heubach and is marked and numbered. Piano babies were created to decorate pianos. Mostly popular in the late 1880s to 1890s, they were still made into the early 1900s.

Dimensions: 16" h x 12 x 12

Condition: Excellent


Additional Information

Item Location: Newport Beach, CA (92660)

Shipping Terms & Conditions: Buyer pays shipping expenses, International shipping


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Starting Bid: $90.00
Buyers Premium: 15%
Auction started: Nov 08, 2017 - 07:15
Auction ends: Nov 22, 2017 - 07:15
Available: 1
Auction ID: 438
Sku: 16819

Item category: All > Decorative Arts