Very old magic props are hard to find, mainly because they don't look like magic props.
Let me tell you about these Bran Vases...
Bran was a very common grain found in most households in the 1800s.
So it would make sense to an audience that a magician would use bran as part of the magic show.
A popular effect would be to show the vase brimming over with bran, then dip the vase into a pail of bran, as if to scoop more.
When the vase was brought out of the pail, the bran would be gone, and the vase would be full of liquid.
Now where did THAT come from??