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Trick pot plant used by Tommy Cooper in his magic act

  • Object:

    Magic trick

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1970s (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown (makers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Feathers, wire, cord, plastic and metal

  • Museum number:

    S.473-1984

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

  • Public access description

    Trick pot plant containing a large dark pink flower and green foliage, used by Tommy Cooper in his magic act. Cooper (1921-1984) made his reputation by performing conjuring tricks that never quite worked. The exotic bloom in this flower pot is designed to droop when a lever is pressed.

  • Physical description

    Trick pot plant. Dark pink drooping flower and green foliage, all made of feathers, in a plastic flower pot, 1970s. The flower droops when a lever in the side of the pot is pressed.

  • Dimensions

    Height: 40 cm approximate, when flower is drooping

  • Descriptive line

    Trick pot plant used by Tommy Cooper in his magic act, 1970s

  • Collection code

    Theatre and Performance Collection