The tiny wirework dragonfly flies around in a circle, to the beautiful tune of “La Valse d’Amélie” by Yann Teiersen.
This wonderful automata storybox is set inside the body of an early 1900’s wooden faux inlaid box. The beautiful original rayon padded base, in beautiful sky blue, has been left in place. To the base of the box opening, is have attached an upturned vintage ebony and natural bristle clothes brush as scrubland, and it is interspersed with tiny handmade bullrushes and foliage. Amongst these a tiny sculpted and hand-painted Kingfisher can also be found, sitting upon a tree branch. He is staring intently at the tiny dragonfly, flying loop-da-loop .
“As kingfishers catch fire, dragonflies draw flame” (Gerard Manley Hopkins) is stamped on to 1940's pale blue leather, originally from a masonic apron.
It is approximately 32cm long, 17cm high and 7cm deep.
All sculptures are made from repurposed vintage and antique items, and, as such, may show evidence of being timeworn.
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