A small foulard draped platform featuring an ornate shade tube cover is displayed. The performer now shows the tube to be completely empty and places it back on the platform. The foulard is then pulled up through the tube to further prove its emptiness. Despite this, the performer amazes the audience by producing a beautiful lotus pedestal from the tube but that’s not all! He then tucks an empty foulard into the tube, snaps his fingers and places the foulard on top of the lotus pedestal. Immediately, when the foulard is lifted, a Chinese lion statue is resting on the pedestal!
The effect can be performed without body or table loads of any kind. The mechanical method for this item is absolutely ingenious and it has been inspired by the Aldini Bowl Production which is a cleverly designed version of the legendary Westgate Bowl Production.
The photos really do not do justice to this very elaborate piece of magic apparatus! This is, without question, one of the finest and most exquisitely detailed effects we have ever produced. It is absolutely stunning in appearance!
The Chinese Lion Mystery measures approximately 5.3″ in diameter and 6.5 high. (13.5cms in diameter and 16.5cms high) including the tube. The round platform is approx. only 1/2″ or 13mm thick and adorned with three beautiful lion paw carved legs. The entire outfit is extremely detailed and each set has been painstakingly and individually hand-crafted by our own exclusive artist.
Also included but not shown in the image is a black foulard. Special thanks to Mr. Tony Curtis for coming up with the name for this effect.