Indiana Jones' Whip Sold For £20,000

Indiana Jones' Whip Sold For £20,000

The bull-whip used by Indiana Jones went under the hammer in London as one of the 160 lots in a sale of music and movie memorabilia which netted a total of £652,950.

The whip, famously wielded by Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones in the first three movies of the adventure franchise, fetched £20,000 at the Christie's sale, well above its estimated maximum of £15,000.

The auction catalogue described it as "a hand-made twelve-plait 450 series 6 ft. bull-whip of kangaroo hide, created by whipmaker David Morgan and used by Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones in the Paramount Pictures/Lucasfilm trilogy Raiders Of The Lost Ark, 1981, Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom, 1984 and Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade, 1989".

Also from the franchise was a chalice used in Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade. With a guide price of £2,500 - £3,500 it sold for £11,875.

James Bond items include a house sign from the latest film, Skyfall, which went for £8,750, a sunlounger featured in 1964's Goldfinger (£3,250), and a watch worn by Pierce Brosnan in Tomorrow Never Dies (£10,625).

One of the most flamboyant articles in the sale is a stage outfit worn by Madonna, created by fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier for her famous 1990 Blonde Ambition tour.

It is described as "a couture corset in green silk with conical cups and beaded fringe, embroidered with candy stripes of opalescent sequins and peppermint bugle beads, with clustered sequins and beads".

Christie's expected it to go for up to £15,000 but it reached more than double that figure at £32,450.

Music memorabilia in the sale included a grey cotton shirt worn by John Lennon, which fetched £11,250, and a flamboyant jumpsuit worn on stage by Mick Jagger.

The sequined white velour suit, designed by Ossie Clark for the Rolling Stones' US Tour in 1972, made £20,000.

A damaged cane owned and used by Charlie Chaplin also sold for above its guide price, realising £6,875.

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