For the first time, an elusive technique of the ancient magi has been wrought in stone. Somewhere between sculpture and illusion lies ¿Cuantos Puros?—a ceramic ballet of vanishing and reappearing cigars. The endlessly fascinating principle of geometric redistribution has taken many forms throughout the ages, but never before has this baffling effect been built into an object of such elegant beauty and simple utility. The ceramic tray may be used to collect ash, of course, but it also holds the power to ignite imagination. Where do the cigars go when they disappear? How do they return from thin air? This magical artifact exudes a miasma of mystery.
Sculpted from fine ceramic and sumptuously packaged in the USA. No more than 250 ¿Cuantos Puros? will ever be produced and as of this writing only 88 numbered editions are extant. Each edition comes signed by designer Adam Rubin. The signed #1 recently sold at auction for over one thousand dollars! A treasure for the true collector of exquisite curiosities. See image gallery below for additional photos. Measures approximately 11" x 12".