Lot #728 - Entertainment Memorabilia Live Auction - Phil Tippett Collection: Jabba the Hutt's Throne Slab Gargoyle
Stock # 127286
This lot will be sold on Thursday August 27th (day 2 of the auction.) Lots 434-870 will be sold on day 2 (lots 1-433 will be sold on day 1). The auction will begin at 10:00AM PDT. Lots are sold sequentially so there is no preset ending time. A live streaming broadcast of the auction will be available on auction days.
Jabba the Hutt's throne slab gargoyle from Richard Marquand's Star Wars: Return of the Jedi. Abyssin gargoyles were embedded in Jabba's throne slab within his Tatooine palace, and were also seen on the deck of Jabba's sail barge. This lot comes from the collection of creature and make-up designer Phil Tippett, who along with Richard Edlund, Dennis Muren, and Ken Ralston received a Special Achievement Oscar for Visual Effects for his work on the film.
This one-eyed, scaly gargoyle is constructed of fiberglass with a metal ring in its mouth, painted brown with a metallic finish to appear bronze, and mounted with a steel rod to a textured gray display case. It is in good overall condition with some discoloration from rust and one of its front teeth missing. Includes a letter of authenticity from Phil Tippett.
Dimensions: 11 1/2" x 12" x 14" (29.25 cm x 30.5 cm x 35.75 cm)
Estimate: $5,000 - 7,000
This item comes with a Prop Store Certificate of Authenticity.