It’s very rare that I get to add a new Richard Gerlitz item to my site and although Richard released this beauty in 2005 this is the first time I am adding one to my site 🙂
As with all of Richard’s items he spends a lot of time creating intricate methods and routines. When this item was released some collector’s raved less about this item than others. I think that is mostly because it takes a little more practice to get smooth than some of Richard’s other items. But like all things once you read the instructions and play with the props a few times the handling starts to fall into place. There is nothing difficult to do, with no sleights, and a few trial runs will have you performing this bad boy like a champ. Just by looking at Richard’s original video or my freshly minted Speed Demo you can see how effective the presentation is.
After playing with this today I can appreciate this more than I did when I started and as a rare Gerlitz beauty whether you perform it or display it will always look good in your collection.
Effect: When the Huns began invading China, the conjurer Sea-Ling devised a way to get his three sisters to safety. He turned each sister into a small gold figurine and then placed the figurines into a small jewel chest. Using his magic, he vanished everything into a silk. Sea-Ling was then able to safely travel the countryside with the innocent looking silk. Upon arriving at a safe destination, he called upon his faithful Whispering Dragon Ting, to magically restore the chest from the silk. The three sisters then joined Sea-ling in their new homeland.
An ornately decorated Chinese box is placed on a table and the lid opened. A silk, three gold figurines, a sleeve, and a small jewel chest are removed. The three gold figurines are placed into the jewel chest and the Chinese box set aside. The jewel chest is then placed into the sleeve and covered with the silk. Immediately the silk is pushed through the sleeve and the jewel chest has vanished! The empty sleeve shown and then set aside. The Chinese box is brought forth, the lid opened, and the silk placed inside. The front of the box is then opened to clearly show the silk. A magical pass is made and the silk is pulled from the box. There inside the box, sits the restored jewel chest! The chest is removed, the lid opened, and the three sisters are set free.
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