Cryptic Skeleton (Tseng Tjeng) by Tony Lackner

(c. 1981) (Submit Review) (Submit Update)

A beautiful piece of micro magic from Germany released by Eckhard Boettcher and long unavailable. There have been many versions of this sold over the years, but the one offered here, made by master craftsman Tony Lackner, is considered one of the finest.

Effect: Three small blocks (each app. 3/4″) are displayed. Mounted on each block are parts of a skeleton which when stacked correctly form a complete figure. The blocks are dropped one at a time into a decorative open end tube. When lifted, the skeleton figure is now mismade as the blocks are no longer in the correct order. This is repeated a number of times.

To rectify the situation using magic, the performer stacks two of the blocks under the tube, and places the “head” block into a separate container which is closed. When the tube is lifted, the head block has now returned completing the figure. The audience however, suspects a second “head” in the other container. When that one is opened, there is another block … but it has the face of Tseng Tjeng, the mystical figure.

Beautifully crafted. The working is automatic. Includes a nice leather packing case.

(Description supplied with permission by Joe Long)

Found something wrong? Help us improve things by clicking here!

Approx. Price: $195.00 (2013) ***

Notice: I am not a dealer and this item is not for sale on this site. It maybe available in the links below or at our sister site:, but not from here so please do not ask.
© Martin's Magic (unless otherwise stated). All Rights Reserved.


There are no reviews yet.

Be the first to review “Cryptic Skeleton (Tseng Tjeng) by Tony Lackner”

If you want to submit a product review click here.

You may also like…