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Madame Butterfly and Aida are two famous opera chatacters. With a touch of eastern influence, this Authentic Models Madame Butterfly Balance Toy is strikingly beautiful in its originality.
Cut by hand using original templates, this toy is handmade from recycled metal sheet. The toy's wonderful butterfly wings and Egyptian royal gown have been hand painted in great detail. Madame Butterfly rocks on a Toril, in the shape of a Japanese date leading ot a Shinto shrine. It includes a counterweight calibrated to create swing and a matching metal stand.
Gadgets inspired by science were popular in the 19th century. The Victorians loved demonstrations of the seemingly impossible. Optical illusions, magnetic forces, the laws of gravity etc, all seemed magical in an era when society was changing fast due to the industrial revolution. Balance toys became popular in such a time; people wanted their toys to move, to appear different and to be fascinating to the eye.
Product Code: TM124 Brand: Authentic Models Handmade: Yes Material: Iron Colour: Red, Yellow
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