This lot will be sold on Tuesday, 1st December (day 1 of the auction.) Lots 1-463 will be sold on day 1 (lots 464-913 will be sold on day 2). The auction will begin at 2:00 pm GMT. Lots are sold sequentially so there is no preset ending time. A live streaming broadcast of the auction will be available on auction days.
Honey Ryder's (Ursula Andress) conch shell and a set of black-and-white photographs from the production of Terence Young's Bond movie Dr. No. Honey first appeared when she emerged from the ocean dressed in her iconic white bikini, collecting conch shells in a netting bag while singing "Underneath the Mango Tree". This scene is considered one of the most popular in film history.
Obtained from the collection of the production's prop master Patrick Weymouth, the conch shell features a beige textured exterior with a protruding spire, and the underside reveals a glossy, light pink interior. The three behind-the-scenes shots show Sean Connery, Ursula Andress and various crew members filming in Jamaica. The shell displays a small hole and a large crack on the spire, while light creasing is present on the photographs. The new custodian of this lot will receive a letter of authenticity from a member of Weymouth's family. Dimensions (shell): 21 cm x 16 cm x 15 cm (8 1/4" x 6 1/4" x 6"); (largest photo): 12 cm x 10 cm (4 3/4" x 4")
Sold without copyright; see copyright notice in the Buyer's Guide.
Estimate: £600 - 800 M
This item comes with a Prop Store Certificate of Authenticity.