“Here comes the sun, and I say, it’s all right” ...poor little chick is stuck in his egg, with just his tiny feet poking out. His sibling is urging him on to come out and join him.
This storybox sculpture is a complete one-off using very rare objects.
The brass chick, (who has gemstones eyes and a countersunk gemstone in his back) and the box he stands upon, is a Victorian, late 1800’s stamp box. The egg is mid 1800’s, and was probably a dummy egg used for pet birds, such as zebra finches, or canaries.
The brass box, in turn, sits upon a base that consists of a beautiful olive wood box. circa 1900. From this, sprouts two steel posts, originally from a 1950’s abacas. These are topped with just the tips of two antique bone game counters, circa 1800. The words from The Beatles tune, “Here comes the sun” is typed on to vintage paper, which in turn is suspended from wires across the two posts.
It stands at approximately 12.5cm tall. This is a one-off piece, made of antique components, that cannot be recreated.
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