Glass Heart by Punx
Glass Heart by Punx
One of Punx' masterpieces; rare.
PLEASE ALLOW 2 DAYS FOR PREPARATION.
Original Idea by Robert Farchmin/ as presented by Punx.
Manufactured by Haenchen and Co./Viking Mfg. Co.
Manufacturing rights given to George Robinson Jr. by Punx-1988
Simply stated: Beautiful!
In 1988 Punx gave me his personal Himber Ring for my collection along with permission to build the Glass Heart plus permission to use the description and routine as published in his wonderful work, Magical Adventures and Fairy Tales.
I built some 20-30 units back in 1988, but due to a fire in the shop, many items were moved to a large storage facility. These frames have sat idle for over 30 years. While sorting through a truckload of unmarked boxes we came across this buried treasure, so far only a few have been found. All are in very good condition, but some of the brass hearts show small bits of tarnish. I am not going to polish the brass, but I will leave it as is as I believe it gives character to the prop. The beautifully aged Northern walnut has aged a dark ruddy brown which only adds to its beauty. Each frame is hallmarked with the original Haenchen stamp.
These frames will be pulled from storage as we find them and offered to a few lucky performers and collectors who will cherish and hopefully perform these works of art.
EFFECT: Punx has woven a wonderful story about a very rich man who's heart had turned to glass. His heart is punctured by Cupid's arrow but alas, the effect is fleeting and the man's heart turns to glass once more. This is a visual penetration effect, an arrow through a pane of glass with the restoration of the glass, but in a magnificent setting.
Having performed this effect in my own show, I can tell you that the effect on the audience is amazing; the story Punx has written to go along with this penetration effect takes this into the class of real magic.
Each Glass Heart is packed in its own protective case, lined in crushed velvet. You are supplied with everything you need to perform this incredible effect.
Actual frame size: 14" x 12" x 1 1/4"; our frame is slightly larger than Punx' frame in the video.
Solid Northern walnut; glass pane (not plastic); brass heart; arrow and velvet lined mahogany finish case plus detailed inst.
If you are interested and would like more detailed photos or information, just ask.
Stand in photo not included.
Here is a video link of an early performance by Punx in Germany in his style of performance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QaMgGRQOK6U