AMTM124
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Collection: AM French Tole, Tinsmith Crafting

23.5 in  $86.65 (CAD) 


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AMTM124
Madame Butterfly, Classic Opera Characters Sky Hook Balance Toy, Hand painted tole
Skyhooks Balance Toys, Balancing Metal Decor, Hand Made, French Tole (Tinsmith Craft), Hand Painted
AM French Tole, Tinsmith Crafting Collection


Height 23.5 inch
Height 59.5 cm

  • Classic Folk Art - Fits in classic decor, contemporary decor, eclectic!
  • Totally handcrafted from recycled sheet iron metal - Hand forged in the tinsmith way - Painted and hand waxed to a warm and subtle shine
  • Expertly hand painted tole and finished to look like the real antique ones
  • Elegant in their own and unique way… A touch of fantasy here!
  • A curiosity that was very popular during the 18th and 19th Centuries: a functioning skyhook, a classic accessory


  • Balancing toys have been around for centuries, teaching children and adults about the laws of physics. In Victorian times, originally called skyhooks, but also known as balance toys, were first made to demonstrate the workings of counterweights and centrifugal force: simple counter-weighted toys which could be set on a shelf or the rim of a table, and set in motion to everyone's delight and amazement. They soon evolved into fun and whimsical objects, never ceasing to amuse and surprise: people loved to watch toys that were doing things that seemed impossible. In an era where the laws of gravity and electricity seemed magical, balance toys became very popular. Even though we now understand the mystery of the laws of gravity, there is still something fascinating and amusing in watching a balanced object lean and sway.
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