The Dai Vernon Cups
Copyright 2010 by James P. Riser
12/31/11 - Shortly I will be adding several additional
detailed photos of these cups for your enjoyment and education.
This will be after publication of an article on the cups. Interesting
things have been going on the past 6 months or so. No "museums"
have been involved, of course.
Dai Vernon was a legendary performer of magic and was
respected world wide. One of his most famous effects was his version
of the classic cups and balls.
The unusual cups that he used were often discussed
and the story about them has been told elsewhere. Most magicians
of today have never seen the actual cups close up. This web page
was created to illustrate these famous props in detail for those
who never witnessed a performance of "The Professor".
Shown here are three views illustrating the elaborate
engravings on these cups. Enjoy.
In addition to showing the engravings, the above images
clearly illustrate exactly how the cups were made.
Click here to
see how to engrave a metal cup.
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to my main magic web page.