Animated caap - Italy - 20th Century - Carved and painted wood, cork.
Rattopennugo has constant passions, but at the moment he confesses a weakness for Folk Art, that is, for all the ancient rustic and country furnishings.
This bottle cap (now a decorative object, albeit usable) is a clear example of this, in all its poetic naivety.
In carved and painted wood, it depicts a farmer with a hat on his head and a glass in his hand, Italy, 1900s.
What makes it really curious is the fact that it is animated: in fact, through a rear lever, the character raises his elbow and brings the mug to his lips!
Breakages, losses and old restorations, but animation working cap.
When antiquities give a smile.