This lot will be sold on Wednesday August 26th (day 1 of the auction.) Lots 1-433 will be sold on day 1 (lots 434-870 will be sold on day 2). 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.
Abe Sapien's (Doug Jones) hero breathing apparatus from Guillermo del Toro's action fantasy Hellboy. An Ichthyo sapien with genius-level intelligence, Sapien wore his specially made breathing apparatus when he investigated unusual activity for the Bureau of Paranormal Research and Defense with his partner, Hellboy (Ron Perlman).
This custom-made breathing apparatus consists of a pair of curved plastic water tanks that are attached on one end with an interlocked swivel that for shoulder mounting. Both tanks feature decorative metal elements as well as screw-on openings which allow them to be filled and drained of liquid. This apparatus comes mounted on a hard white plaster bust from the production, which is also affixed with a production-made black rubber bellows detail around the neck area.
It is in good overall condition with wear from production throughout including paint chipping and some missing and broken metal elements as well as distress on the top of the bellows.
Dimensions (on bust): 22" x 15 1/2" x 13" (55.75 cm x 39.25 cm x 33 cm)
Estimate: $6,000 - 8,000
This item comes with a Prop Store Certificate of Authenticity.