Wonderful effect described by Robert Harbin in his classic “Magic of Robert Harbin”; ingenious transposition of a borrowed ring from a small red box to a blue box. in the right hands this turns into a spectacular miracle.
The magician brings forward a tray on which rests a small red colored box. The lid is opened and a spectator (who previously agreed to let you use her expensive looking ring for a experiment) places her ring on a little brass hook inside the box, situated just above a red velvet cushion. The box is closed and she takes it for safekeeping.
A second box (this one is blue) is now introduced and the magician carries it over to the other side where another spectator is asked to hold in in view, it is opened and shown to contain a beautiful carnation placed into a brass holder.
The performer than steps back and recapitulates that the blue box contains a carnation and the red box the precious ring. In the old days he would take out a pistol and fire a shot…..the owner of the ring is now asked to check if all is well with her ring. She opens the box and finds that the holder is empty. No matter how hard she looks at the box there is nothing to be found.
The second spectator is asked to bring out the carnation and surprise when he brings it out he finds the lady’s ring is tightly gripping the calyx of the flower. This is truly without explanation and a truly sensational routine.
Commissioned as a very limited edition years ago by Ray Goulet and made by Marco Garuh, ca. 1985, and long unavailable. You will love how this works. Complete with instructions. Boxes are about 5″ square. Condition is very good, a very desirable collectable! No ring is included, the routine uses a ring borrowed from a spectator.
This trick auctioned on Martinka in 2008 for over $8000 (of course in todays market you get this thought after piece at a much better price!).