like back in the 1800's and early 1900's

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This is so cool! #creativereuse @little_burrow_designs.
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This is my “#Penguin Play” #storybox. It is my first #automaton, and the little #fish bobs up and down, teasing the penguin. It is turned by a handle at the back. This piece is £550 and will be available for sale 10-12 June @craftfestival, Bovey Tracey, #Devon. If it does not sell there I will offer it for sale on my return. The storybox is comprised of an #antique leather men’s collar box, c. 1900’s. The feet are made from #vintage wooden #chesspieces. The icicles are moulded from resin. The #ships #porthole is early 1900’s. The penguin is 1920’s and carved, painted wood. The fish are mid 1800’s carved game counters. The quote at the back reads “For whatever we lose (like a you or a me) it’s always ourselves we find in the sea”, from E. E. Cumminngs poem, “Maggie and Milly and Molly and May”. The ice the penguin is standing on is sea glass, and all the #textiles are vintage or antique, including the #silk #satin #dress #sash that runs around the interior. The bubbles from the fishes mouths are vintage glass beads. I hope you like it! (at SCRAP PDX)