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part 3.

Useful and decorative objects, the valuable to the worthless, the wonderful to the hideous, but always with a connection to the magic lantern.


Figurine of a small child carrying a magic lantern and a hurdy gurdy, c. 11 cm tall.


Criterion Magic Lantern Theater Building Figurine.
Part of the Dickens Village by Department 56. Made from porcelain and zinc alloy. Approximately 6.7 inches tall (17cm).

The building is lighted by an electrical standard cord with flicker bulb.
This part coordinates with The Amazing Magic Lantern Show below.

The Amazing Magic Lantern Show.

Porcelain figurine. Part of the 2017 Dickens Village series by Department 56.
The theme of this show is Alice In Wonderland. Village Lighted Accessory. Measures 2.75" H x 2.5" W x 3.25" D.

Beautiful (wall)plate from the French manufacturer Hautin & Boulenger with a beautiful edge in relief. 19th century.
Assiette parlante no 12, Apparition inattendue de nouvelles ombres chinoises (an unexpected appearance of the new shadow images). Diameter: 19,5 cm.

Ombres Chinoises is the European version of the Chinese show with shadow images, introduced in Europe by returning travelers around 1775.

Who needs a bulky iPhone taking up space in your pocket when you can carry a miniature movie theatre in your walking stick? The top of the "magic lantern" cane slides up and acts as a portable projector. Point it at the nearest wall to view the slides with coloured illustrations housed within the shaft. A tiny torch brings the full-colour slideshow to life. Photo: Mentalfloss.com.
This is an assembled model of an Ernst Plank magic lantern outfit made out of card stock.. On the back it reads, "The Magic Lantern Society of Great Britian Membership, 1986. It is really a great display piece. Size is 4 1/2" x 3" (ca 11,5 x 7,6 cm).
Porcelain figurine of a young magic lantern showman and a girl with a hurdy-gurdy.
Probably made by Sitzendorf, around 1860. The young man is sitting on the magic lantern and holds the chimney pipe firmly in his hand (erotic symbolism?). The statue is 16.5 cm high.
A set of naughty lithophanes. When these thin porcelain tiles are kept against the light, often a surprisingly beautiful picture appears. They are often used in night lamps, candlesticks, lampshades, fireplaces and tea lights and were also hung in front of the window.  

An oak and copper printing block for printing an image of a biunial magic lantern. The reversed word that is under it says "Bannister". Probably used for an advertisement or illustration in a book.
Also visit Doll's house magic lanterns and other miniatures....
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