Lot #400 - Entertainment Memorabilia Live Auction - Full-size Death Dog Puppet Head

Stock #137534

This lot will be auctioned on Tuesday, November 9th. The auction will begin at 3:00pm GMT and lots are sold sequentially via live auctioneer; tune in to the live streaming broadcast on auction day to follow the pace. Note other lots in the auction may close on November 10th or November 11th.

A full-size Death Dog puppet head from Ron Howard's fantasy adventure Willow. Death Dogs, loyal beasts of the evil Queen Bavmorda (Jean Marsh), were shaggy and fanged creatures that hunted down the peculiar baby Elora Danan, and raided Nelwyn village searching for her.

The Death Dogs were performed for the most part by highly trained Rottweilers wearing fur costumes and masks. This head has a moveable jaw and loose tongue to be controlled by a puppeteer for close-up shots. The lot comprises painted brown foam latex skin and soft foam layered over a resin skull. Thick dark brown faux fur with sections of incorporated woven straw covers the back of the head. It features pointed ears, a pair of glass eyes, a set of yellowed resin teeth displaying a glossy varnish finish, and a red foam latex tongue. There is some minor wear to the foam latex, and some hair strands are loose throughout. Dimensions: 48 cm x 32 cm x 28 cm (19" x 12½" x 11")

Estimate: £2,000 - 3,000 †Δ

Item size - 16.93" x 12.6" x 11.02" (43cm x 32cm x 28cm)

Certificate of Authenticity This item comes with a Prop Store Certificate of Authenticity.

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