Three choice lots from upcoming Heritage auctions
Maleficent is featured in all her wicked flair in this hand-painted and hand-inked production cel from the Disney classic Sleeping Beauty, accompanied by her faithful companion, the raven Diablo. Designed by Marc Davis and Eyvind Earle, the evil sorceress is one of the most recognizable Disney villains, bestowed with her characteristic mix of elegance and malevolence. This image of Maleficent shows up at the 8:40 timestamp of the film, just before she casts the famous curse on Princess Aurora.
Sleeping Beauty Maleficent and Diablo Production Cel
Walt Disney, 1959
Auction: December 8-11
This finest-certified 1815 quarter dollar, considered one of designer John Reich’s most historic coins, originally hailed from the collection of Edward Howland Robinson Green. Commonly known as “Colonel” E.H.R. Green, the London-born millionaire was close friends with President William McKinley, ran the Texas-Midland Railroad, brought the first car to Texas and, among other things, owned a semi-pro baseball club out of East Texas. Green was also among the world’s most revered coin collectors.
Signed and dated by Albert Einstein in 1945, this Harris & Ewing gelatin silver portrait of the scientist was originally taken in 1921 during his first trip to the United States. That was also the year Einstein won the Nobel Prize in Physics for his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect. Perhaps one of the most brilliant minds in modern history, Einstein made groundbreaking contributions to both theoretical physics and our understanding of the universe, and his work laid the foundation for much of modern physics.
Albert Einstein Signed and Dated Gelatin Silver Matte Double-Weight Custom Print
16 x 11 ¼ inches
Auction: December 15