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BornJulia Ferret
October 12, 1852
Sturminster Newton in Dorset
DiedJuly 27, 1916 (age 63)
Paris, France

Julia Ferret De Vere (1852 - 1916), born Julia Ferret in Sturminster Newton in Dorset, performed as Okita with her husband Charles De Vere; first as an assistant and then as a performer herself. [1] [2] [3]


She was the first occidental magician on record who performed in a Japanese style act in 1877.

They had a daughter Clementine De Vere, who performed as "Ionia, the Goddess of Mystery."[4]


  1. Charles De Vere (1843 - 1931), par Louis TUMMERS in L'Escamoteur No. 62-91, TREIZIÈME ANNÉE N° 76 MAI-JUIN 1959, page 1 211
  2. A Rich Cabinet of Magical Curiosities By Edwin Dawes #222. JOHN LAWRENCE TOOLE in Magic Circular Vol. 90, No. 966 July 1996, page 104
  3. Geschichte der Zauberkunst, von Kurt Volkmann, 74. Folge, in Magie (German Magic Circle), Isues 1951 - 1958
  4. A Rich Cabinet of Magical Curiosities By Edwin Dawes #59. THE FAMILY DE VERE in Magic Circular, Vol. 72, 1978, page 198