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Lot 0195
Circa 1915. A metal bowl filled with paper shavings rests on a small table. The magician fans the paper causing it to fly about. Then paper flowers spring from the bowl, spilling on to the stage. Suddenly the bowl transforms into a large silken lantern from which silks and streamers appear. As a finale to the production, a decorative tub is shown empty and placed on a low tabouret. With a clap of the magician’s hands, a number of live animals such as ducks, doves and rabbits make their appearance from the tub for a spectacular finish. Listed in Roterberg catalog #15 (1913.) Sold then for the princely sum of $55 – equivalent to over $1,300 today. Lacks lantern stand, otherwise complete. Lantern fabric appears to have been replaced. Production items not included. Condition: Very good for age. Scarce.

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Estimate $800 - $1,200Nov 12, 2017