Another one of my favorite automaton-makers is Pablo Lavezzari. Check out this delightful piece entitled, The Banker
. It is a sophisticated animated bank made of wood, copper, and bronze. The automaton also features a working oil lamp and a crazy clock with a mind of its own. A very special key is required to open the drawer below where the coins are saved. The piece measures 24 X 24 X 55 cm.
See more automata by Pablo Lavezzari
on his web site.
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