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Anyone seen/used one? Looks nice...

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LOL lota pot, that's great! To be serious though this does look like a really nice prop.
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I was one of the first people to purchase one of these directly from Martin Duffy and they are really well made. The gimmick works a treat and is very hard to spot. The aged look of the prop is great and doesn't scream 'magicians's prop!!'

The routines by Christian Chelmann and mary Tomich are excellent and I don't think you will be dissapointed.

An excellent and well made prop!

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I also was one of the first to buy one from Martin, and I echo Dr. John's comments.

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You can NOT go wrong with one of these...the one I got is GORGEOUS!
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Thank You.

Placed my order and look forward to using it in a mentalism stylee.

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Received mine today.
Yet to 'play' with it, but it does look a very nice pot!

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Please excuse my ramble, but I want to share my thoughts on my Lota Pot.

Firstly, it’s so good I don’t really want to share my thoughts, but it’s so good, I have to.

My pot arrived a few days ago. It was WELL packaged, and came with easy to understand instructions and a couple of great routines. Personal service was evident all the way through the transaction, and for that I thank Martin Breese.

If you are looking for a pot that pours gallons of water, then this ain’t it. But … if you are looking for an amazingly clever, but simple, real looking clay pot, that personally I could not make for myself in a million years, that pours water, looks empty, can be turned upside down, then pours water again, maybe 5-7 times in total, then this is it.

The small clay pot, 4 inches tall, fits so many applications. Mine is mentalism, but I plan on using this in my day job for a school assembly. This is easy to use, so it’s all down to the presentation.

I’m toying with the idea of pouring into opaque cups, with slush powder – that would give the children something to ponder!

I spend my money carefully now, and don’t but much, but this … I love.

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Wow, This was my nickname in High School!

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That pot looks really nice...thanks for poisting it
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Thanks, Piers. I think I'm going to get one too.

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Thanks for pointing this out . . . .
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LARGE LOTA BOWL made in sheet brass.

Purchased at a flea market in Central India in the year 1968.

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Size:

Total height = 7.25 Inches

Main Bowl diameter = 7.0 Inches

Main Bowl height = 5.0 Inches

Neck Diameter = 2.75 Inches

Neck height = 2.25 Inches
Weight (empty) = 854Grams (Approx 2lbs)

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Year manufactured (Tentative) - 1940's

For info purpose only.

Thanks!

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I bought one directly from Mary Tomich at the first Bizzare Convention ,had forgotten all about it ,must dig the little beauty out.
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Just curious why someone needs permission to make a product that has already been made by 30 other manufacturers in two dozen different styles. This would be different if it was the first Lotta Bowl ever made.

Jim Swoger made a few ceramic pots in the 70s. So the cerimac aspect has been unvieled over 30 years ago. They have also been made to resemble tea pots, coffie pots, drinking glasses and several other vessel type containers in sizes from three inches to a foot tall, at least. If there is some aspect of the construction that is an improvement, that's a different story but I don't see what it could be. I am also empathetic with how the maker would like to retain their style as it has a unique appeal. But the most certain way to challenge a company from india is to make pots and tell them not to. They don't listen to anyone now and they could make it for pennies. India - pots. Pretty soon they will make them in ten styles. Lets not forget there are Greek styles, Roman, Egyption, Modern, Arts & crafts, Art deco, Ming, French, English and many others.

One thing is for certain. When you make something for the magic community you might as well consider giving the engeenering for free.
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Does anybody know the origin of the Lota Bowl?

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On 2007-09-24 23:03, Ustaad wrote:
Does anybody know the origin of the Lota Bowl?


There are a number of great magic historians on this forum. Can anyone throw some light?

Thanks.

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I used my LotaPot in a school assembly this week. This is a prep school. Affluent parents and sophisticated children with all the latest techno toys.

The premise was I had forgotten it was my assembly, so used an old vase, and 5 plastic cups from the kitchen to make up a story.

The story was about an explorer, searching the desert for a pyramid containing a priceless jewel. The famed explorer needed water, and by various means, luck, dreams etc., managed to refill his cup 5 times.

The children ( by the end in awe of what they were seeing ) could not believe their eyes.

I then finally turned all 5 filled cups upside down, to show that my explorer had indeed drunk all the water.

No water. ( Slush powder! ).

I thought the idea would work well, but it became the talk of the entire school – staff and children.

I simply tell them it was magic!


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