Phillippe Talon (June 27, 1878 - December 25, 1802) was born Jacques Noel Talon in France.
According to Robert-Houdin, he was a confectioner, first in Paris and afterwards in Scotland, who turned to performing magic to make ends meet.
From some Chinese jugglers Philippe learned the secret of the gold-fish trick (producing bowls of water containing fish from shawls while standing on a low table) and linking rings. He also performed the trick of lighting many candles on the stage by firing a pistol. He also presented some automata, such as the Cossack, the Magic Peacock, and the Harlequin-in-the-Box.
He wore the attire of a medieval sorcerer, which was different from any other performing magician at the time.