Medieval Knight Skyhook Balancing Sculpture
This medieval knight on horseback will keep you transfixed for hours! Handmade from a sheet of tin, then carefully hand painted in layers over three days. These three-dimensional balance toys are hard to come by and each comes with a serial number and tag of authenticity. Gadgets inspired by science were popular in the Victorian period. People loved demonstrations of the seemingly impossible. Optical illusions, magnetic forces, the laws of gravity etc, all seemed magical in an era when the industrial revolution was changing people's way of life. Balance toys and their like became popular in such a time; people would place skyhooks on the rim of a table and set in motion to everyone's delight and amazement. Dimensions: 33 x 10.9 x 50cm approx
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