Bird and Cage Thaumatrope Pendant

Bird and Cage Thaumatrope Pendant

Code: har1_n_birdandcage

Price: $110.00


These pendants are flippin' sweet. That's all you really need to know. But if you're curious for more, here's the story:

Inspired by childhood wonder and a bygone era, these pendants are based on a Victorian toy called a "thaumatrope". Thaumatropes were very popular toys in the 19th century and consisted of a disk with a picture on each side, typically made of heavy paper and two pieces of string on either side. When the strings are twirled quickly between the fingers, the two pictures appear to blend into one due to the persistence of vision. They are important antecedents of cinematography and animation in particular.

Made of sterling silver and 18" in length on sterling chain. Pendant's diameter is just a little less than an inch, approximately 7/8".