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    Sale 12036

    Christie's Interiors

    18 May 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 153

    THE LONDON 2012 OLYMPIC GAMES UNION JACK BICORN HAT FROM NELSON'S COLUMN

    2012, DESIGNED BY SYLVIA FLETCHER FOR LOCK AND CO.

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    THE LONDON 2012 OLYMPIC GAMES UNION JACK BICORN HAT FROM NELSON'S COLUMN
    2012, DESIGNED BY SYLVIA FLETCHER FOR LOCK AND CO.
    Modelled with an original London 2012 Olympic torch with plexiglass flame, now mounted on a display grey-painted wood bust of Nelson, signed and dated by Boris Johnson '8 /1/ 2013'
    The hat: 45 in. (114 cm.) wide
    Overall height: 72 in. (183 cm.) high


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    The hat was displayed on top of Nelson's Column, Trafalgar Square as part of an exhibition held in central London during the London 2012 Olympic games where designers 'hatted' famous monuments across the capital. The bicorn was designed by Sylvia Fletcher and made by Lock & Co, who made Nelson's original bicorn hat. Established in 1676, Lock & Co are the oldest hatters in London.

    Special Notice

    This Lot is transferred to an offsite warehouse ‘Cadogan Tate’ at the close of business on the day of the sale. We will give you 2 weeks free storage from the date of the sale and after that point charges apply. All other lots will be held at Christie''s South Kensington until 5pm the fifth Friday after the sale. It will then be transferred to Cadogan Tate.