Lot 535: Full-size hero Lifeboat #14 used to rescue "Rose" from Titanic.Platinum House
December 21, 2013
Calabasas Hills, CA, USALive Auction
535. Full-size hero Lifeboat #14 used to rescue “Rose” from Titanic. (TCF, 1997) Arguably, the main character in James Cameron’s epic disaster film Titanic is the ship itself. The high-quality and scale of props and sets associated with the blockbuster production is, in some ways, as impressive as the film itself. In the tragic conclusion of the film, masses of doomed passengers perish because there were simply not enough life boats to go around. This is the full-sized Lifeboat #14 used to rescue Rose from the freezing Atlantic waters. It is substantially constructed of fiberglass and wood, measuring 27 feet, 8 in. long by and 8 feet, 2 in. wide. Painted white with badging reading “S.S. TITANIC 14” on the bow and “LIVERPOOL” on the stern, with both ends featuring the iconic White Star Line red flag logo. The other side of the vessel features reversed lettering for use when Titanic was docked at Southampton giving the appearance of the port side of the ship. All images were reversed and saved the cost of building two sides of the enormous Titanic set. In production-used, fine condition. Accompanied by (4) wooden oars measuring 11 feet 9 in. each. Special shipping arrangements will apply. Comes with a Twentieth-Century Fox COA.
$40,000 - $60,000