Early 1974 Tim Rose Puppet / Marionette Comes to Auction

Tim Rose is best known for playing the role of Admiral Ackbar in the third Star Wars film, Return of the Jedi, a role which he played again in Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Star Wars: The Last Jedi. In addition, Rose also puppeteered the characters of Sy Snootles and Salacious Crumb in Return of the Jedi and has been involved with other Lucasfilm and The Jim Henson Company projects, including The Dark Crystal and Howard the Duck.

He also helped in puppeteering the character of Tik-Tok in Walt Disney PicturesReturn to Oz.

Rose also made the puppets Cosmo and Dibs for the BBC children's series You and Me

Collectors realize and understand the importance of "early examples" of an artist's work.  The examples of "first piece at auction" normally show a better retained monetary value.

We are pleased to announce that Scott Daniel's will be presenting one of Tim Rose's early works, and it is the first time a personal creation of Tim's will be presented.

The figure is constructed of wood, hand-painted. Hand-made clothing specifically for the puppet. The hair is made of lacquered horse hair.  The puppet is signed and dated by Tim Rose on the bottom of the right lower shoe.  The marionette is 28 inches tall. 

Our auction estimate is $500 to $850 USD.

It will open at $100


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Tim Rose Puppet
Tim Rose Puppet