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Golden eagle mobile

Golden eagle mobile

  • Place of origin:

    Cornwall (made)

  • Date:

    1993 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Hewson, Roy (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Painted wood, metal wire, glass and fishing line

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Sir Nicholas Goodison

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Mobile, representi ng a golden eagle, with a textured surface painted tan with brown lines to show the feathers. The body and head are made as one unit from wood with the wings attached to the body by means of metal wires which appear to be piano strings (plastic covered stainless steel suspension wires with an 80lb breaking strain). Hanging from the underside of the body is a length of nylon fishing line with a knob at the bottom of smoothed wood. The beak of the bird is painted tan and the eyes are of brown and black glass.

Place of Origin

Cornwall (made)


1993 (made)


Hewson, Roy (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Painted wood, metal wire, glass and fishing line

Marks and inscriptions

600; the catalogue number put on by the donor


Height: 43 in

Object history note

The bird was bought for Sir Nicholas Goodison's collection of British craftsmen's toys and presented by him to the museum in 1995.

Descriptive line

Mobile, golden eagle; Wood and fishing line, English, Roy Hewson, 1993

Production Note

Designed and made by Roy Hewson of Steppy Downs Studio, 13 St. Erth Hill, St. Erth, Hayle, Cornwall


Wood; Metal; Glass



Subjects depicted



Animals and Wildlife; Toys & Games


Museum of Childhood

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