This lot will be sold on Wednesday 2nd December (day 2 of the auction.) Lots 464-913 will be sold on day 2 (lots 1-463 will be sold on day 1). 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.
A Davy Jones digital animation reference bust and production ephemera from Gore Verbinski's fantasy swashbuckler Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. This bust was sculpted by Industrial Light & Magic's (ILM) Richard Miller as a physical reference piece for the digital animation team working on the Davy Jones character, who benefitted from seeing a 3-D model of Jones while animating. The bust may have also been used for digital scanning; several castings were made during production to be used as needed.
The highly detailed fibreglass Jones (Bill Nighy) bust was created with a separate pirate hat (which has had some repair work carried out after production) and particle board base painted coppertone and silvertone. Also included are three ILM VFX crew hats from the first three films, respectively; and four cotton crew T-shirts from the films, ranging in size from M to XL. The lot is in good overall condition with wear and flaking paint from production. Dimensions (largest): 66 cm x 43.25 cm x 33 cm (26" x 17" x 13"); (smallest): 6.5 cm x 4 cm x 4 cm (2 1/2" x 1 1/2" x 1 1/2")
Estimate: £2,000 - 3,000 Ω
This item comes with a Prop Store Certificate of Authenticity.