(Notice: to perform the effect that Simon shows in the first video some add-ons have been made, some visible and some invisible, to make this presentation possible. It cannot be performed this way right out of the package. You do not get the extra items featured in the video, just what you see in the photos on this page.)
Updated 3/18/2021: Forget about everything else I wrote below, Simon Corneille has just released his fantastic video and it really takes this effect to a whole new level. EXCELLENT Simon 🙂
Original Comments: 12/31/2020: Until I saw Rob’s video (brotherbor on youtube) I was going to write this one off as a bit of a dud, but Rob really brings it home with the extra vanish – that was a stroke of genius!
I still think that by removing the liquid piece and making the vase smaller Magic Wagon have made this less amazing than the original. But as Rob clearly shows, with a little big of imagination you can still perform this and make it seem quite amazing and entertaining 🙂
It is beautifully made, and if you perform it the way Rob does with the bonus “vanish” I think it can be a fooler or the way Simon does it it is guaranteed to be a fooler. But if you don’t, I think this is more of a puzzle and not an outright fooler as the original version clearly was (assuming of course it was performed well!).
Effect: The performer displays a beautiful ornate cabinet and removes the front cover showing it to be completely empty. He then replaces the cover and shows the cabinet all around. A beautiful vase is then shown to be perfectly solid and placed into the top of the cabinet in full view. Now, with absolutely no hesitation, the performer inserts four solid brass blades through the cabinet from side to side and front to back. There is no question they must be penetrating the vase because these blades fill the cabinet and there is no room for them to pass without striking the vase. Then to add an unbelievable kicker, a solid wand is pushed through holes on the sides of the cabinet! Remember, the vase is actually in the cabinet as shown in the first photo!
The performer again shows the cabinet all around, removes the wand and blades and shows the vase to be completely unharmed and still perfectly solid! The cabinet, the front cover, the wand and brass blades may now be handed out for examination, if desired. It is a stunning and inexplicable effect!
This beautiful magic effect has been inspired by one of U.F. Grant’s finest creations called Bamboo Chest and Glass. It is unquestionably one of the best miniature illusions in magic ever created.
The entire outfit is extremely detailed with engraved floral motifs and each set has also been painstakingly and individually hand-crafted by our own exclusive artist.
The cabinet, without the front cover in place, measures approximately 10cms wide, 10.5cms high and 9cms deep.
The photos really do not do justice to this very elaborate piece of magic apparatus! This is, without question, one of the finest and most exquisitely detailed effects we have ever produced. It is absolutely stunning in appearance!
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