dew hoppers hares automata by esther smith
Dew Hoppers Hares Automata
This fabulous hand crafted automata by Esther Smith features a pair of hares running through a meadow. Turn the handle and the hares leap up and down! It would make a wonderful gift for anyone who loves the these magical creatures or just adores quirky creations.
About Esther Smith
Esther Smith creates miniature mechanical objects which capture the essence of fleeting moments or much loved tales. Her automatas are designed to sit proudly on your mantelpiece or be held in your hands and played with – they only really come to life when the handle is turned!
The work is made in copper, brass, nickel and silver to which I add the occasional highlight of brightly coloured recycled aluminium or gold leaf. Colour is also applied to the metal through a process of patination.
Materials: Patinated copper, enamel and reclaimed mahogany
Height: 14.5cm, width: 6.2cm, depth: 9cm