The Davenport Collection
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Red wooden Bottle Imp – The Magic Bottle

The bottle imp is a simple but ingenious ‘catch’. You show someone that the bottle can easily be placed flat on the table so that it lays on its side. However, when you give it to someone to try, they find this is impossible to achieve – it immediately flips up into a standing position on its base. Complete with its original envelope.

Item Details

Size Height 50mm
Date Mid 20th century.
Key Phrases
Ref no N2768