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    Dumbo Flying Trapeze Elephants Production Cel Courvoisier Setup (Walt Disney, 1940). Mean-hearted elephants like Matriarch, Prissy, Giggles, and Catty were featured in the 1940 animated movie, Dumbo, doing high-wire tricks like the ones shown in this original hand-painted Courvoisier setup. The three elephants, plus wires and poles, are on a cel placed over a custom hand-painted Courvoisier background, complete with a WDP seal along the lower right. The trapeze flying elephants are about 5", while the one on the high-wire is 1.5". This piece was originally sold at the Munson Gallery in New Haven, Connecticut, and later resold at the June 1991 Christie's sale. The cels were originally laminated, and this process has caused some cracking and paint separation. Fair condition. Matted and framed with glass for an overall size of 15.75" x 13.75". Includes the original Courvoisier paperwork on the reverse of the frame.

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    July, 2014
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    I have done a preliminary analysis and the total of the hammer prices was $67,550. With BP, the final figure was $80,722.25. That is against the total insurance value of $34,785 or 2.32 x ‘pre-auction estimate’. Incredible, really, so a big thanks.
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