It’s old. It’s gnarly. It came from the estate of Lillian Martha Bull, a wealthy socialite who developed an obsession with death after her husband died from cholera aged just 42. Inside, it was found to contain some old photographs and a s@fety coffin be11.
Cholera victims often lapsed into deep comas prior to death. So deep in fact that Victorian physicians had come to question when an individual had actually died.
Being buried alive became a huge fear among Victorian society and, as a result, they often buried their dead in a safety coffin with a pull cord inside attached to a bell above ground and assigned a deathwatch.
Lillian’s obsession grew and those around her were instructed that should she also succumb to illness, a coffin bell was to be employed. She believed the use of such a bell would guarantee instant release from premature confinement. Unfortunately for Lillian, this would prove not to be the case.
It’s rumoured that this is the actual bell that was used and that it possesses a strange and unexplained link with its owner. The performer is unable to explain the link between Lillian and the bell but remains convinced that unprecedented and traumatic events could cause certain energies to reside within seemingly inanimate objects. At least that’s their theory, for now.
Deathwatch is a complete accessory kit and routine for the Ces@ral Spirit be11. The backstory and hand aged photographs illustrates perfectly the fear among Victorian society of being buried alive. Use wisely.
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The box is manufactured using heavily antiqued, solid brass fittings and then carefully hand aged to perfection using a six-stage process. The photographs are printed on 800-micron vellum before being treated with several aging chemicals. They look just like well-worn photographs of the period.
The drawstring jute bag adds to the drama with a macabre sense of decay. The hemp twine, as well as looking aesthetically correct, prevents your precious bell from being dropped by the more nervous audience members.
The kit includes the following:
- Hand aged box (made to the perfect size for the bell)
- Six hand-aged Victorian photographs (one with special back)
- Jute drawstring bag
- Length of hemp twine with slipknots at either end
- Basic routine (to get you started)
- Dark Artefacts tag of authenticity
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