• Image of Sterling Silver Birdcage Optical Illusion Spinning Necklace
  • Image of Sterling Silver Birdcage Optical Illusion Spinning Necklace
  • Image of Sterling Silver Birdcage Optical Illusion Spinning Necklace

A thaumatrope is a toy that was popular in Victorian Times. A disk or card with a picture on each side is attached to two pieces of string. When the strings are twirled quickly between the fingers the two pictures appear to combine into a single image due to persistence of vision.

These thaumatropes were featured in the Tim Burton film 'Sleepy Hollow'.

Ichabod is reminded of his dead mother after meeting Katrina and has a flashback of her spinning a thaumotrope to comfort him as he falls asleep.

Our version is made from Sterling Silver and creates a similar 'persistence of vision'.

*to see the clip with this thaumotrope check it out here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IdwHUtSm9aY