Hand Made Clay Prototype Of Obiwan Kenobi For Famous Star Wars Mug Jim Rumph
Fancy Styles usually brings you the finest in textiles but now we have the finest in art up for sale! A very very rare Star Wars collectible, the only of its kind, by famous artist Jim Rumph. Up for sale is the first ever clay sculpted prototype used to create the molds for artist Jim Rumphs famous Star Wars Obi-wan mug, which he made for George Lucas in 1977, of the films beloved character, Obi-wan Kenobi. This sculpture is not a mug, but the ceramic hand sculpted clay study of Obi-wans face that would later be used to create the molds for the famous Star Wars Obi-Wan mugs and Obi-Wan mug prototypes which are now collectors items today. The sculpture depicts Obi-wans face and it is flat on one side with the hand sculpted face on the other. The artists fingerprints are on the backside of the sculpture and at the top of the head behind the hood. You can actually hold the sculpture in the same position that the artist held it to sculpt it by following the fingerprints on the back. Truly unique and one of its kind! We have included a photo of the American Express magazine from 1977 advertising the famous Star Wars Mugs which were created from using this prototype sculpture (photo is not for sale but for informational purposes on this listing).
This sculpture was obtained directly from the Estate of Artist Jim Rumph and comes with the original certificate of authenticity from the Estate. Dimensions: The sculpture is approximately 6 x 4 give or take in different areas. Signed by the artist Jim Rumph on the side of the sculpture. We are also putting up for sale the Chewie (Chewbacca) clay facial prototype of the same kind, in another listing. More on the artist from the Estate of Artist Jim Rumph.
American artist Jim Rumph was famous for holding one of the first Star Wars licenses in 1977 for his ceramic mugs of Obi Wan Kenobi, Chewbacca, and Darth Vader. His unique artistic ability to create life-like renditions of the characters won over the heart of George Lucas. Rumph created George Lucas's favorite Star Wars collectible to date, "The Chewie Mug".
Collectors of Jim Rumphs art include Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, and Isaac Asimov. The item "Hand Made Clay Prototype Of Obiwan Kenobi For Famous Star Wars Mug Jim Rumph" is in sale since Tuesday, January 30, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Science Fiction & Horror\Star Wars\Products, Non-Film Specific\Statues, Busts, Characters\Obi-Wan". The seller is "fancy_styles" and is located in Pacific Palisades, California. This item can be shipped to United States.