First up, we have the most exquisite handmade scrolling story panorama or crankie made by folk artist, puppeteer and maker of olden storied crafts Joanna Hruby (who also appeared in our Hedgespoken film as the deer!). The Unicorn Returns is a moving panorama (otherwise known as a ‘crankie’) – a hand-cranked picture performance within a cassette box! Inspired by the mysterious, 15th Century Unicorn Tapestries and Peter Beagle’s cult novel, The Last Unicorn, this animated box uses early cinema techniques to take the user through an ancient forest in search of the fabled unicorn. Featuring high quality digital prints of original watercolour-painted scenery, this is animation at its simplest, and perhaps most enchanting. Turn the handle to let the journey begin… A rare, one-off, handmade creation of wonder, this.
Auction time: Tuesday 25th November 7.30pm (GMT)