There is a fine line between cute and creepy. A baby’s little hands and feet are so cute. A baby’s little hands and feet, not attached to the baby’s body? Creepy as fuck!
But that’s what Pippa Middleton apparently gave to little Prince George as a christening gift this week: a pair of his own feet and hands made of solid silver by Wrightson and Platt.
According to the Daily Mail, Pippa had the life size hands and feet cast from the actual baby.
The three-month-old future king would have had his limbs placed in a jelly-like organic mixture made of water and a seaweed-based powder.
It only takes 30 seconds per hand or foot, but that still seems like it’s difficult to get a baby to hold still for, especially when you’re sticking its extremities in chilly goop. But maybe babies like that; I don’t know how babies work.
It’s not clear if George’s parents knew about the gift, or if the molds were somehow taken in secret. Also, the baby feet all over the Wrightson and Platt website are the creepiest things I’ve ever seen.
Bronzed shoes can be cute, though I think they are not as cute as normal, non-bronzed baby shoes. The silver hands and feet are creepy in the way that all tiny sculptures of baby parts are creepy. Where is the rest of the baby? How do you display them, anyway? “Here is my wall of baby hands.” It’s a very generous christening gift, but not the sort of thing a grown man particularly wants to carry around for the rest of his life.
The hands and feet are made of solid silver and reportedly cost around £7,000, or $11,319. That’s a lot of money to make one’s house look like a freaky Victorian horror show.
That said, I have always kind of wanted my house to look like a freaky Victorian horror show. If Will and Kate do not like their five-figure curiosities, they can always send them over to me. I will display them next to my skull bowl and taxidermy peacocks. They’ll be right at home.
Via The Daily Mail/Photo: Facebook/Wrightson & Platt