8: The Change Box. Lake Forest, John McKinven, ca. 1995
The Change Box. Lake Forest, John McKinven, ca. 1995. A colored bead is dropped into a turned wooden vase. When dropped from the vase, the bead has changed color. This can be repeated four times, the bead changing color each time. Turned wooden vase stands 7 ½” high. Lacks beads (easily replaced). Includes original instructions. Hallmarked. Very good condition. McKinven modeled this vase after a description of Une Boite a Transformations published in St. J. De L’Escap’s Les Secrets de la Prestidigitation, published in Paris in 1913. He manufactured perhaps less than 12 units.