Page 1: Museum Highlights
On this page you will find glass pianos, resin pianos, and other miscellaneous pianos that just don't go in any other category.
Pianos in my collection:
This pastel piano trinket box is made of marble or stone, perhaps alabaster, and is marked Dusky as the artist. It measures 4 3/4" long, 2 3/4" high, and 3 1/4" across.
On the left is a solid black upright piano made of heavy resin-like material. It measures 3 1/2" across by 4" high. The keyboard is in relief and the piano is made in China. On the right is a seashell-covered piano I got in Galveston, Texas. The lid opens to reveal a red felt-lined compartment inside. The keyboard is paper and the legs are wooden. It measures 3" across by 3 1/4" high.
This is a pair of creamy taupe-colored resin-like pianos. The one on the left has a removable lid and storage inside. It measures 3" across by 2 1/2" high. The one on the right is a business card holder. It measures 3" across by 2 3/4" high. Both pianos have sculptured and pastel-colored flowers and a music book on top and are made in China.
The piano on the left is made of frosted glass. It has colorful glitter on the keyboard and measures 3" across by 1 1/2" high. The lid is removable. This piano is for sale in the MiniPianos.com Gift Shop! The piano on the right is a small hinged resin trinket box that measures 2" high.
The piano on the left in this group is a white ceramic tray with keys painted on. It measures 6 1/2" wide by 7" long and is stamped on the bottom "Shafford Original ©MCMLXXX." In the middle is a plastic Star Wars piano or organ-like toy from Return of the Jedi. Max Rebo plays this in Jabba's palace. It has a 3 1/2" diameter and the keys are depressable. It is stamped on the bottom "©LFL 1980," LFL being Lucasfilm, Ltd. On the right is a small red plastic battery-operated toy electronic piano called "Fashion Miss." It has eight keys and they play a complete octave. It measures 5 1/4" across by 3 1/2" deep.
On the left is a Belgian lace piano. I have one just like the one pictured, but it is not framed and it is from Bath, England. The piano itself measures 3" across by 3" tall. And OK, I deserve the trophy! It is inscribed "Most Obsessed With Pianos" and was a gift from my mother. It is 3" across by 5 1/2" high.
Pianos not in my collection:
The lid of the glass dish on the left is hand-painted with apple blossoms and is beveled around the edges. The piano is about 5 1/2" long by 3 1/2" across and 2 3/4" high. On the right is a pink alabaster trinket box made in Italy by Lefton. It measures 5" long and 3" across.
The carnival glass piano on the left has a removable lid and measures 6" long, 4" across, and 4" high. On the right is a grand piano created in the delicate spun glass technique. Its base is 2 1/2" in diameter and the piano is 3" high.
Here are two lead crystal pianos. The one on the left is a 24% Cristal d'Arques jewelry box. This box is 4" across, 5 1/4" long, and 5" high. It has three pieces: a crystal base, crystal lid, and a plexiglass pole to hold it open. On the right is a 2.75" grand piano of medium 32% lead crystal. Its carving origin is China.
On the left is a resin dollhouse piano. It is 2 1/4" across and a little over 2" high. On the right is an antiqued alabastrite upright piano that measures 4 3/4" across by 2 1/2" deep by 4 7/8" high.
On the left is a piano bank made of resin. It stands 6 1/2" high, 4 1/2" across, and 3" deep. The piano has three dogs on it. The bank has a latch that has a little padlock, complete with two keys. The money is inserted in a slot in the back. On the right is a marvelous figurine of a cat playing a grand piano. It is a very early piece of hand-painted spaghetti art, dating from the 1930s. It measures 3 3/4" high and 4" long. The back stamp reads simply "In Italy."
On the left is a fabulous Mexican Day of the Dead piece made by Esther Linares. It is a pâpier-maché skeleton playing the piano and has the magnificent detail that is typical of the artistic Linares family. The piece measures about 12" high by 7" across. On the right is a Cows on Parade miniature.
The metal and glass sculpture of a piano player on the left measures 4" by 6". The resin figure from Enesco on the right is of Raggedy Ann and Andy playing the piano together. The figure is about 3 1/4" high and about 3 1/2" across, copyright Simon & Schuster, Inc.
Here are some various pianos, including a music box, dollhouse piano, piano decanter, a glass, and jewelry.
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