(5 customer reviews)

La Glace Liquide by Richard Gerlitz

(c. 2009)

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5 reviews for La Glace Liquide by Richard Gerlitz

  1. George Guerra

    Simply AMAZING!

    It’s been almost 3 years since Richard last released a "major" item (last one was the impressive Orb of Truth). What a gorgeous frame was unwrapped from the large shipping box today (even my wife commented that it was much more impressive than any picture on Richard’s site…and I agree).

    Putting it together was quick..just add the mirror mechanism onto the back of the frame, slide two brass retainers, and tighten the two screws. The mechanism is an engineering feast to look upon and observe in action. The mirror moves invisibly even with your eyes up close…just be sure there is no dust on the surface (a little spray from Dust-Off will do the trick…best choice overall, as the non-moving mirror parts are thin and fragile)

    The art nouveau relief is quite more raised than one would imagine from the images and it’s utterly gorgeous…even with no magical qualities, the frame would stand alone as a work of art in anyone’s home. I can tell you it will definitely be an attention getter, so be prepared to perform.

    So what does the spectator see? A performer with a silk in hand, gently cleaning the middle of the mirror in a gentle, circular motion. Suddenly, the silk starts to shrink, imploding in an eerie, slow, steady pace, down to a mere speck under the fingertips before vanishing completely. The hand is withdrawn and all is as it was, a clean mirror surface. The outfit comes with three colored silks, 8 1/2 by 8 1/2 inch square.

    Overall, I am so happy with this latest Gerlitz piece. 3 years was a long wait, though Richard gave us a few mentalism morsels last year to help. This definitely stands out as one of my favorites from Richard.

  2. Bob Tysl

    La Glace Liquide

    This is another great item from Richard Gerlitz. The beautiful Art Nouveau design makes this apparatus look like an antique mirror instead of magic apparatus. The detailed instructions with photos make the set-up easy. After learning the initial set-up, future set-ups can be done quickly. I was pleased to see the silk dissolve into the glass perfectly and silently. As with all Gerlitz items, there is great attention to detail and all works perfectly. In summary, another outstanding Gerlitz item!

  3. Thomas Annunziato


    I’m happy to say I have a fairly good selection of Richard’s miracles. When I opened the box and removed this magnificent piece of apparatus I was truly astonished at the beauty of it. No picture that I’ve seen has even come close to revealing the quality of craftsmanship that could produce this work of art.
    Richard has outdone himself this time folks. The motive force behind the operation is totally silent. Attention to detail has left no stone unturned.

    I don’t think I’ve been this pleased before with a new magic effect. I certainly am delighted that I acted in time, and got one before he sold out. As most of us know, Richard only makes a limited amount, and then, he makes no more. So, don’t wait too long you may still be in luck.

  4. Brett Schulman

    La Glace Liquide

    I was extremely excited to receive Richard’s latest release. It was too long a stretch since the orb came out, but it was worth the wait. I could not wait to open the giant white box as soon as it arrived. As always Richard packaged everything extra well and the assembly was very easy.

    The instructions read a little long, but after two tries the set up was very simple. I have owned many versions of the mirror and this is by far the finest. Richard has devised a brilliant mechanical system that keeps a constant steady tension on the silk as it goes thru the mirror. The locking mechanics are also very well done as is the art work on the mirror itself.

    The Glass Liquide is on the expensive end even for Richard, but I feel it is worth every dollar. It has taken a proud place nest to the rest of my collection.

  5. A.J. Polizzi

    A Beauty

    This may be Richard Gerlitz’s finest creation to date. La Glace Liquide is simply gorgeous in every respect…in aesthetics, in charm, in engineering, and in operation.

    Of course, it’a also a devastating illusion: the silk seems to dematerialize into the solid mirror. No trace, no remnant, no clue…Pure magic!

    I can’t imagine how many man-hours went into creating and building this mini-illusion. My hat goes off to Gerlitz on this one.

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