This lot will be sold on Wednesday 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.
An eel in a tank puppet display from Joe Dante's horror comedy Piranha. Mutant fish hybrids were visible in the government lab where the American military were genetically engineering them to eat human flesh. This lot comes from the film's creature designer and animator, Phil Tippett.
This display is comprises of a highly detailed puppet constructed from foam that's molded around a static armature. It is hand-painted green and brown with wrinkled flesh and a yellow resin eye, and mounted in an acrylic display case. The display is in poor overall condition with the puppet thoroughly cracked and splitting from age. Includes a letter of authenticity from Phil Tippett.
Dimensions: 8 1/2" x 12" x 17 1/2" (21.75 cm x 30.5 cm x 44.5 cm)
Estimate: $1,000 - 1,500
This item comes with a Prop Store Certificate of Authenticity.