The Piano Man

Paderewski, the famous pianist, was simply adored by his female fans. When he had a tooth removed after suffering from toothache and his admirers became aware of it, he was besieged by Boston crowds who pleaded with him to sell them his prize. The winning bid finally came from a beautiful widow who took the tooth home in triumph and set it in gold.  From then on it dangled with other charms from her watch chain…

Source: The Hay Standard and Advertiser for Balranald, Wentworth, Maude…, Wednesday 17 November 1897

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