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queen balance toy

Queen Sky Balance Toy

balance toys ATM114

10-1/4"x 4-3/4"x 23-3/4"H

list price: $111.25
your price: $89.00
queen sky hook queen balance toy queen balance toy

Queen balance toy. Functioning skyhook replica of 18 C. classic seasonal accessories. Our King and Queen are hand-wrought in iron plate and hand-painted in great detail. Treat the pair with the care they deserve and they will please generations to come, swaying on their royal perches;

Relegated to the realm of fairy tales now, they loom large in our history. Call them Kings or Emperors, Tsars or Sultans... they once ruled the known world. Their palaces are now tourist highlights. Painted in 'state', they show contemporary chic; fashion was big even then! Symbolic of power and elevated rank, both figures carry the royal staff.

- hand made from recycled sheet iron;
- cut by hand using original templates;
- hand painted in great details;
- finished in aged patina, waxed;
-molded on bronze cast molds in two halves, then welded;
- counterweight calibrated to create swing;
- come with matching metal stand;

see also:
aida sky hook
Aida sky hook
king sky hook
king sky hook
  madame Butterfly sky hook
Madame Butterfly sky hook

Gadgets inspired by science were popular in Victorian times. People loved demonstrations of the seemingly impossible. Optical illusions, magnetic forces, the laws of gravity, all seemed magical in an era when society was changing fast and industrial revolution was unstoppable.

Skyhooks could be set on a shelf or the rim of the table and set in motion to everybody's delight and amazement.


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