Suspended beneath the balloon, our pilot sits in a boat - clearly he is prepared for water landings! He has oars and the boat also has a propeller, so a number of navigational possibilities exist. I suppose it is a kind of flying boat!
The smart uniform and gold epaulettes suggest he is an officer. But where are the crew?
10 x 23 x 29cm
Tim's Amazing Vintage Retro Steampunk Flying Machines
These flying machines were made in the Philippines about 20 years ago. They have been sitting in a warehouse ever since! Made of metal, with ceramic hand painted figures, there is no plastic involved. Hand made by skilled craftsmen, each one will be slightly different. This is a decorative item, and is fairly fragile. It is not a toy, and should not be handled by children.
We are very pleased to have been able to acquire this consignment of flying machines. Quantities of each item are limited, and once sold, there will be no more.