A goblet filled with ink is demonstrated to be real.
Then in a flash it has changed to a glass of crystal clear water with a goldfish swimming about.
A fine apparatus expertly crafted of metal and hand-blown glass.
Triggered spring mechanism makes works perfectly to make the change instant. Hallmark is engraved in the Base.
The assembled outfit stands approx. 9″ tall.
Condition is very good (Chrome could use some polishing). Being a fragile piece, not many have survived, making these quite scarce.
Note….Originally a feather was supplied that has a section of the tip blackened. The purpose was to dip the white feather into the “ink” and when pulling it out showed that it had blackened the feather. It is not provided and could easily be made. You will need to provide your own goldfish (real or fake).
A photocopy of the German instructions are included as well as a short English write-up to explain the mechanics.