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Ching Ling Foo’s Bowl
Clay husking bowl

Origin

Zhu Liankui

Type

Bowl

Effects

Transcendental Storage

Downsides

Rivalry Commencer

Activation

Filling with water

Collected by

Warehouse 13

Section

Houdin-39G

Aisle

634292-8122

Shelf

316408-1927-448

Date of Collection

August 7, 1982

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OriginEdit

Ching Ling Foo became the first Asian magician widely introduced to the international stage of magic. He breathed fires, summoned ribbons and released a pole from his mouth. His most famous trick was bringing a large filled bowl out from the folds of a rag. When not spellcasting, his family entertained with acrobatics, juggling acts and even bound feet viewings.

On arrival in the US, Foo offered a $1000 reward to recreate his stupendous bowl conjure. Brooklyn native William Robinson complied but Foo had no intention of paying a publicity stunt. Peeved and petty, Robinson vanished to become Chung Ling Soo – the “Original” Chinese Conjurer. Foo toured American and Soo wandered Europe, both calling the other phony. At least until Robinson literally bit the bullet in a stage accident.

EffectsEdit

Lets the user hide larger objects inside smaller ones. Pouring water from the bowl on an object lets the user slightly deform its structure and push it into something smaller than itself. Encased objects are stuck inside until the user rapidly agitates the container, releasing the item at full size.

Constant usage can cause feelings of superiority over their peers. May bring about a rivalry with equally skilled competition.

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