Four Seasons Obelisk by Magic Wagon(c. 2013) (Submit Review) (Submit Update)
This is a simple effect where the audience puts the Obelisk into the box with any side facing up, whilst the magician is turned away. The magician then places it into the bag after showing his hands empty. Despite the apparent fairness the magician can reveal which season is face-up.
The method of detection takes a little bit of practice and is nothing amazing in itself, but it gets the job done and if you actually perform this sort of collectible magic then you will be fine. The issue I have with it is that you have to take the box back to place it in the bag, if you were really being fair they would place the box inside the bag and then hand you the bag. If I was to perform this I’d spend a little longer with the props and quickly realize that you could easily get them to place the box inside the bag and only then give you the bag, and still be able to determine the season. In many ways once the box is inside the bag the heat is off of you because it now seems impossible to get a glimpse or anything else. I think anyone who has purchased this prop and hasn’t just placed it neatly in their collection could quickly see how it is possible and easier to do this way.
Clearly these props are not normal everyday items and for many that is a deal breaker. But if you collect fine quality magic you need look no further than the Magic Wagon and their latest effects.
Effect: A small jewelry box along with the golden obelisk depicting a different season on each side are displayed. The spectator is invited to secretly place the obelisk with any one of the seasons of her choice on top into the box and lock it closed. To assure there is no way the performer can possibly peek or try to sneak the box open, he shows BOTH of his hands completely empty and drops the box into a drawstring bag in full view of the audience. Despite the fairness of everything so far, the performer immediately names the selected season and all can be completely examined!
The box is handcrafted with a high-gloss Jewelry Box finish and lined in quality velvet fabrics.
The Four Seasons Obelisk is meticulously crafted by an exceptionally skilled artisan. His carvings are created by hand, using a varied collection of antique and modern tools.
- The spring side of the Four Seasons Obelisk is a happy face in the clouds.
- The summer side of the Four Seasons Obelisk is a smiling sun with rays extending out.
- The fall side of the Four Seasons Obelisk is a lonely face on a leaf.
- The winter side of the Four Seasons Obelisk is the face of old man winter.
This distinctive and unique obelisk has the look, feel and weight of true stone.
The Four Seasons Obelisk measures approximately 2.5cms square with 8cms in height.
Approx. Price: $165.00 (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: qualitymagicsales.com, but not from here so please do not ask.
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