Phalibois Fishing Monkey Automaton

Though I’ve come across many over time, I have never made a concerted effort to seek out automata by Henry Phalibois. After seeing this fishing monkey, I’m inspired to check out his entire viewable collection (they seem to be spread all over the internet without one definitive source).
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When in motion, the monkey lifts his fishing rod up and down, puts his pipe to his moving lips (which are quite eerie!), turns his head to look at you, and the fish in the pond swim around.

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Phalibois Fishing Monkey Automaton

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7 Responses to “Phalibois Fishing Monkey Automaton”

  1. I love this automata. As lovely as it is, even lovelier is it’s antiquation and subtle creepiness. Nice find, Dana. Poor monkey’s gonna starve though. You see, obviously a wicked witch cursed all water to solidify and succulent fruit to be poison. And then there’s the little problem of being encased in glass. Do monkey eat fish? I’m not sure, I assume, since some monkeys will also cannibalize. Then again, obviously this monkey is an evolved species, looking all regal and such, smoking his pipe. Mouth cancer set in already; that’s why his mouth is eerily decrepit. All blither blather aside, imagine reality had a music track. You walk into a forest and fairytale music plays. The same forest at night now has dramatic haunting music. I put on black clothing and Back in Black plays. Wait a minute, I’m still blither blathering.

    • shewalkssoftly Says:

      I don’t think they eat fish…but they don’t wear jackets and ruffled garments (what are those things called? Pantaloons? Knickerbockers?) either.

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