News-Antique.com - May 17,2011 - (Beverly Hills, CA) Julien’s Auctions will feature the Collection of Larry Hagman, which encompasses over 400 items from his life and career, for auction June 4, 2011. Artfact Live! will provide live online bidding for the sale. The popular television actor, producer, director, and charitable spokesman is best known for his roles as the iniquitous JR Ewing in Dallas and the lovable Major Tony Nelson in I Dream of Jeannie. Throughout his extraordinary life Hagman and his wife have collected fine antiques and memorabilia from his career that spans over 50 years. This sale offers an abundance of elegant furnishings and iconic pieces from their hilltop estate “Heaven”, an extravagant property built by the Hagmans in 1991 overlooking the Ojai Valley. For additional information, or to bid live online from anywhere in the world on Artfact Live! please visit www.Artfact.com.
The most notable Item up for auction is one of the original polychrome painted ceramic genie bottle from the set of I Dream of Jeannie currently on display in the entrance hallway of Larry Hagman's estate. The 1960’s iconic prop was used when the show switched to color, and replaced the original dark green Jim Beam liquor decanter with the more colorful pink bottle (est. $1,000-$2,000) Height, 14 1/2 inches.
In the true spirit of Dallas many important Western selections are highlighted in the sale including the magnificent Edward Bohlin Diamond Supreme sterling mounted parade saddle (est $60,000-$80,000). The Saddle has an all over diamond pattern, floral foliate engraving, and corner plates with embossed rodeo scenes. Marked “Bohlin Made/Calif. Hollywood/Sterling” and “Larry Hagman, 18 Dec. 1992.” 60 by 33 by 20 inches.
The Collection also includes guns, knives, artifacts, furnishings, and many custom cowboy hats and pairs of boots which are monogrammed for Larry Hagman or worn by Larry Hagman as J.R. Ewing in Dallas.
The auction will also showcase items from the estate of Mary Martin, Hagman’s mother and acclaimed stage actress in her own right. Some of the highlights include a cast-signed sailor hat from South Pacific (Est. $1000/$2000), an Arthur Rackham signed limited edition of J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan ($2000/$3000), a sterling presentation gift box from Noel Coward (Est. $800/$1,200), a Giannini acoustic guitar used in The Sound of Music (Est. $800/$1000), artwork, clothing, furniture, vintage travel trunks, and jewelry and a remarkable 14K gold charm bracelet featuring charms gifted by the casts of some of Martin’s most famous stage productions (Est. $2000/$3000).
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