Sunday Morning Special: Lady with a Fan Automaton

Sunday, May 22, 2011


This beautiful clockwork lady by Phalibois not only fans herself in time to the music played by the music box in her base, but she breathes and turns her head. In the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries, such automata delighted young and old alike.

With all of our technology, we’ve never been able to replicate animated figures with as much charm and beauty as these early clockwork people.


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