An original production made prototype Lady Van Tassel (Miranda Richardson) dagger created for the Tim Burton's 1999 fantasy horror Sleepy Hollow.
This dagger is a prototype made for the production and was originally designed to be used by Lady Van Tassel to cut her hand in the ritual, however this blade was not used in the end and differs considerably from the one seen in the final cut of the film.
It has been made from resin and is painted gun-metal grey to give the appearence of metal. It has a twisted handle which features a face on the hilt.
This piece remains in good, production made condition, with additional wear from age and use, including a crack line across the blade.
Dagger measures approximately 11.81in x 2.17in x 1.38in
Sleepy Hollow is a 1999 American gothic supernatural horror film directed by Tim Burton. It is a film adaptation loosely based on Washington Irving's 1820 short story "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow", and stars Johnny Depp and Christina Ricci, with Miranda Richardson, Michael Gambon, Casper Van Dien, and Jeffrey Jones in supporting roles. The plot follows police constable Ichabod Crane (Depp) sent from New York City to investigate a series of murders in the village of Sleepy Hollow by a mysterious Headless Horseman.
The film had its world premiere at Mann's Chinese Theatre on November 17, 1999 and was released in the United States on November 19, 1999, by Paramount Pictures. It received generally positive reviews from critics, with many praising the performances, direction, screenplay and musical score, as well as its dark humor, visual effects and atmosphere. It grossed approximately $207 million worldwide. Sleepy Hollow won the Academy Award for Best Art Direction.
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