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The Tooth Fairy Calculator by rubesart The Tooth Fairy Calculator by rubesart
This commission is part of the fabulous Leicestershire Artworks collection project, a unique resource of over 900 original works of art that are loaned to schools throughout the county. In order to expand what the collection has on offer this commission has selected 13 artists to create objects that can be held in the hand, forming a collection box of surprising, beautiful, tactile mystery art objects and imagined things.

My hand held object is the “ Tooth Fairy Calculator ”a bronze and brass, clockwork mechanism that would be used by the Tooth Fairy to calculate the cost of any given baby tooth.

The calculator works by rotating a brass cog which protrudes from the oval shell. This in turn rotates a dial inside the object showing a selection of different milk teeth and their costs in runic symbols. Celtic spiral decorations and Anglo-Saxon knot work patterning cover the exterior surface. A red garnet Cabochon stone is also set into the shell. The two viewing windows are recycled watch faces.
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Given 2010-05-22
From suggester: "The Tooth Fairy Calculator by ~rubesart is just one fantastic example of steam-punk from a whole gallery of varied steam punk sculptures, including a time machine! The sheer detail put into the piece makes it worth giving it a look (and a fav) not to mention the very idea of inventing a contraption of the sort. It's a wonder the tooth fairy hasn't stolen this already." ( Suggested by Calyptra and Featured by Thebuild )
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penitentialarts Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2018
Beautiful!
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johnstonecooper Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
  this cot my eye  what ales can you tell me about it ?
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Escritora2Aliasfox Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
gosh, this is gorgeus! reminds me of the rise of the guardians movie...

im thinking if it could have a real use, what would it be? a coinbank, a watch...?
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CriogenReptyle Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful high-tech, truly indistinguishable from magic ;)
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boyofart21 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome work
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Elegency Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It's so beautiful!
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Rutiej Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
just stunning 
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HerbertW Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Stunning!
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starpancake Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
beautiful and creative :)
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CaptainStarling Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013
This is fantastic! The details are amazing!!
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a1ph0nse Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013
wow this is sooooooooooooooo cool i want one so bad now..... :'(
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Nebulous62 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
this is so clever!!!
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JettVincent Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Professional General Artist
Words fail me...
This is beyond cool.
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ferriscat Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
I know two little girls that would love to get their hands on these ! Absolutely beautiful work!!
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Faybird Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012
Soo cool and creative.
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Sch1itzie Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
absolutely gorgeous work
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goblinb1 Featured By Owner May 31, 2012
that is really cool
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edgar1975 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011
Lovely!
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penguinmeg Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
that is flipping amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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SynestheticSoul Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing! I love it, it has that perfect sense of childhood wonder and magic to it.
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mimeflayer Featured By Owner May 10, 2011
Beautiful design, beautiful patina, beautiful detailing. Just beautiful.
And that it is functional is amazing. You are truly an Artist.
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SalHunter Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011
Gorgeous!
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CrazyHobbitGirl Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011
So beautiful!
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ArcanumTwilight Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011
Awesome and beautiful craftsmanship.
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JoAsakura Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011   General Artist
this is FANTASTIC <3
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hermitchild Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fantastic. It looks like it would be as nice to hold as it is to looks at!
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GwrageddAnnwn Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It is awsome ^^ I totaly love it, does it exist any webpage or gallery were i can see all the other art work?? because i'm completly interest in that king of art ;) !! thanx your art is amazing!! keep it coming please!!
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rubesart Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much :) There's more pics of it on my web site if you're interested...... www.urbanarts.org.uk
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i-am-walrus Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful
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evilkymonkey Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
HOLY COWS!!! That is awsome!
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MissUnfortunate Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2010  Student Photographer
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Have a lovely day!
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Bloody-Tougue Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010
Excellent piece!

Is that a Ouija Board planchette I spy?
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Jealouse Featured By Owner May 27, 2010
WOW incredable.
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goneloopy Featured By Owner May 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
AMAZING!!! It looks like something the "real" tooth fairy would use.
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Klayreliz Featured By Owner May 24, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow, thats so cool, and absolutely beautiful too xx
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hairywookiee Featured By Owner May 23, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, this is wonderful, it's right up my street! =D
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CharletDukaine Featured By Owner May 23, 2010
amazing! that's one of these objects you want to pick up and examine it for hours to detect all of it's mysteries.
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RealityInDreams Featured By Owner May 23, 2010  Student Photographer
it really works!!! awesome~~ from the DD preview I thought it was an Ocarina~~ ^_^
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bloodassoftassilk Featured By Owner May 23, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
That is sweet! x3
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kimsol Featured By Owner May 23, 2010
How wonderful and magical....
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nightscooter Featured By Owner May 22, 2010
What an amazing idea!! And great that it's interactive. Looks beautiful!
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chuwagi Featured By Owner May 22, 2010
wa veri nice. it jus reminded me of pan's labrynth tho lol. no offence . such detail . :)
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StudioJsculpts Featured By Owner May 22, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Magnificant work!!
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StudioJsculpts Featured By Owner May 22, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Magnificant work!!
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neoncx Featured By Owner May 22, 2010
Sheer genius. A phenomenal piece.
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fire-night-walker06 Featured By Owner May 22, 2010
that is about the coolest thing i have ever seen in my life time ^_^
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Ivy-Redhead Featured By Owner May 22, 2010
Lovely!!
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CaptainSeawolf Featured By Owner May 22, 2010   General Artist
Wow, this is awesome to a degree that is unable to even be described! The amount of detail in this and the thought you put into it is marvelous! Very nicely done! Bravo!
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Grey-the-VIII Featured By Owner May 22, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Nicely done :)
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