Friday, May 23, 2008

Baby Head Pipe

While conducting a search for 'segmented baby bowls' (which I need for a photo shoot), I was instead presented with a link to this image.
Meerschaum pipe bowl, carved baby's head emerging from flower with small child whispering in ear. No mark.Size; 4"HL, 3 1/2"H. Condition: age appropriate wear, staining, no stem.
Not really what I need, but quite a fine example of Victorian creepery. The baby's eyes are slightly rolled back in its head and those tiny, gonna-bitecha teeth give me the willies. I do love the small figure crouched by its cheek.

Link (via Dargate Auction Galleries)