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Cavaliere Antonio Poletti

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Cavaliere Antonio Poletti


Cavaliere Antonio Poletti performed in the 1850s as "The Roman Illusionist" in London.[1]


In 1859, he gave performances in London at the Hanover Square Rooms, Willis's Rooms, and the Royal Gallery of Illustration in Waterloo Place. His experiments included the Prolific Scarf, the Bottle of Tantalus, the Dancing Egg, the Magic Hat, and the Gun Trick.[2][3]


  1. The Complete Rich Cabinet of Magical Curiosities by Edwin Dawes (2005)
  2. The Annals of Conjuring by Clarke, Sidney W. (2001)
  3. The Mexican Performances of Cavaliere Anton Poletti By ENRIQUE JIMENEZ MARTINEZ Magic Circular Vol. 78 (1984<)