On the 5th of December 2013, forty years since the
passing of Bruce Lee, Spink's expanding Hong Kong office is very
proud to offer a stunning and unique collection of personal
articles from the life and career of The Little Dragon.
From iconic film memorabilia to items of personal clothing and
jewellery, this extraordinary selection of prized collectables
represents landmark moments in the life of Bruce Lee, an evocative
and enduring Chinese icon and a remarkable human being who has
inspired millions across the world for the last four decades.
The sale includes some highly collectable
autographs, including a fantastic Chinese master monk hand-drawn by
Bruce Lee, an accomplished freehand artist. It was developed by him
in 1973 and is almost certainly a conceptual character for 'The
Green Bamboo Warrior', a project cut short by Bruce's sad and
premature death just a few months after its conception.
The lot is estimated to fetch HK$20,000-30,000.
Other autographs include the 'Fist of
Fury' brochure signed to his student and co-star Bob Baker
(estimate: HK$20,000-30,000) and Bruce Lee's Ketsugo Karate Book
There is also an amazing chance to own
pieces of the master's own clothing, including his 'Game of Death'
jumpsuit, which was personally designed, commissioned and worn by
Bruce Lee during the filming of 'Game of Death' in 1972. It is
estimated to fetch HK$250,000-300,000.
Also from 'Game of Death', his Nunchaku -
one of the most iconic martial arts weapons of all time - is
estimated at HK$200,000-300,000.
Other highlights include his Jade
Pendant, with an estimate of HK$150,000-200,000. Bruce evolved the
design of his pendant from the classic Yin-Yang symbol that adorned
his personal letterhead and publications.
Thought by many to be the greatest martial arts teacher and
practitioner of the 20th Century, Bruce Lee is a
household name across the world and a pop culture icon that spans
He was born in San Francisco on November 27th 1940
and died in Hong Kong on July 20th 1973. In a short
lifetime defined by dedication, innovation and triumph over
adversity, Bruce Lee revolutionized the world of martial arts
through his profound teachings and philosophy. Even though he lived
for a brief 32 years, he created an enduring legacy through his
work in motion pictures that will impassion and inspire audiences
for generations to come.
When Bruce Lee passed away, tens of thousands of people from all
walks of life attended his public funeral in Hong Kong to pay one
last heartfelt tribute to one of the greatest martial arts icons
who ever lived.
Sometime before his death, Bruce recorded the following:
"Even though I, Bruce Lee, may die someday without
fulfilling all of my ambitions, I feel no sorrow. I did what I
wanted to do. What I've done, I've done with sincerity and to the
best of my ability. You can't expect much more from life."
With this outstanding collection, Spink China is offering a
once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be a part of what this legendary
figure stood for. He was - and remains - an inspiration.
The Bruce Lee Memorabilia Sale will take place at 6PM on the
5th of December 2013 in Spink's Hong Kong auction
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