Victorian Coin Vase by Colin Rose, Paul Corker(c. 2005) (Submit Review) (Submit Update)
Colin Rose has released a series of old fashioned magic apparatus under his Victorian Collection banner with the intricacies and artistic appeal of a long forgotten era where attention to details by the craftsmen of the time made these items museum quality pieces to be cherished over generations. This is a lost art as it requires skill and patience. These were created in association with Colin’s friend Paul Corker.
Paul Coker worked alongside Colin to create some of the ornate issues in the Victorian Collection which was in celebration of The Magic Circle Centenary (2005), this also included some of the more elaborate issues from The Trafalgar Collection which was issued the same year. Paul’s work is also featured in The Harlequin Collection and a few one off issues that went into Private Collections. Paul and Colin’s association lasted for about seven years when Paul retired and focused on his restoration work for which he was known for before getting involved with Colin.
Effect: The Coin Vase is probably his best effort for the price. It’s based on the ball vase method, but done with a coin. No instructions are included as the apparatus is open to the performer’s imagination.
It’s really a beautiful hand turned vase made from African Blackwood with white bone accents and protected in an English Oak chest that is a beauty in itself to match the apparatus inside. The only woodwork of this quality that I have seen is the very, and I mean very, expensive special hand turned items from Owen Magic.
Approx. Price: $625.00 (2005) ***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: qualitymagicsales.com, but not from here so please do not ask.
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