Thursday, July 21, 2011

Wallace and Gromit Character Models

These are one spiffy pair of character models depicting Wallace and Gromit hand-made by the brilliant Nick Park for a charity auction a decade ago.  Who doesn't love these two?  Here's the auction listing from Christie's way back when.  Say, does anyone fancy a bit of Wensleydale?
Nick Park, Wallace and Gromit

Donated By Nick Park

Price Realized 

  • £4,113
  • ($5,897)
  • Price includes buyer's premium
    £3,000 - £5,000
  • ($4,302 - $7,170)

Sale Information

Sale 9285 Lot 6
11 December 2001
London, South Kensington

Lot Description

Donated By Nick Park
Wallace And Gromit
Two character models, hand made from Fimo by their creator Nick Park, N.F.T.S. graduate, especially for this National Film and Television School auction
- the figure of Gromit wearing a blue collar with silver glitter buckle, the underside of Gromit's stomach signed by the artist in gold felt pen -- 4¼in. (2.5cm.) high
- the figure of Wallace grinning, carrying a bone in his right hand, wearing a white shirt, red tie, green sleeveless pullover, brown trousers and black shoes, the sole of the left shoe signed by the artist in gold felt pen -- 7in. (17.7cm.) high -- the figures on a grey circular plinth -- 9½in. (24.2cm.) diam., labelled underneath with an Aardman Animation Ltd. printed and typescript label This model of Wallace and Gromit has been hand made by Nick Park, June 2001, signed by the artist in black felt pen; accompanied by a letter of donation from Nick Park's assistant onAardman headed paper

Special Notice

No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 17.5% will be added to
the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.
Post-Lot Text
c 2001 Aardman Animations Ltd

"Bone" wallpaper courtesy of Baer & Ingram

Blog Updates:

I have updated the post on Butternut Bread Peanuts Promotions here with the sad sale result and I also found a match for one printed hot dog bun package with its original Linus artwork by Charles M. Schulz.  How many blogs under a month old can make a claim like that?

I have updated the post on The Beatles Illuminated photos with the fab Fab Four sale results here.


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