The latest piece from Pierre Mayer is based on the famous life-size automaton, The Chess Player Turk.
‘It was a project that was in the back of my mind many years ago.
I consulted my late friend Christian Fechner who advised me to use moving
gears inside the cabinet. Then I asked the legendary John Gaughan, creator
and restorer of large scale magical automata. Finally Abdul Alafrez,
magician, actor and theatre special effects consultant came with the
solution I needed.
With my talented co-worker Cathy Rivers we then solved the different
problems one by one.
The effect is the following: the crank is turned, the left door opens
showing an empty cabinet all the way inside except for the moving gears. The
left door closes, the right one opens and a little man is seeing activating
a lever supposed to lift the left hand’s automaton.
It is my favorite piece, until the next one maybe!!’
Each order will also include a signed photograph of Pierre Mayer with his latest piece, The Turk.
28 cm high, 19 cm large and 9 cm wide
£2650 (Excl. VAT)