Russell Crowe 'divorce auction': memorabilia sold

09 April 2018, 12:36 | Isaac Mcdaniel

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Russell Crowe

The catalogue duly notes the auction date coincides with two other important dates in Crowe's life: "A date of particular significance as both the actor's birthday and wedding anniversary".

Immediately afterward, the violin- which Crowe described as "a lot very dear to my heart" - became the 31st item to go under the hammer. "It was made by the patriarch of the company", said Crowe, before the bidders were to hear a recital of a piece from the film by two young musicians.

A stunt cuirass worn by Crowe at the time of his character's death sold for $125,000, while a fully functioning replica of a Roman chariot from the film far exceeded sale estimates when it fetched $65,000.

The father-of-two stepped aside as a young violinist played songs from the film on the iconic violin before bidding commenced and the instrument sold for $135,000 AUD or roughly $104,000 United States dollars. He separated from singer Danielle Spencer in 2012 after nine years of marriage. The official poster for the event shows a dapper Crowe with a cocktail in hand, smiling and tilting his glass.

The chariot used within the epic movie, through which the New Zealand actor performed general-turned-gladiator Maximus Decimus Meridius, bought for $65,000 (£35,488).

Bidders' interest had been expected to focus on the violin and paraphernalia from "Gladiator", the 2000 blockbuster that earned Crowe his Academy Award for Best Actor.

Crowe realized to play the instrument in only a few months for his position as Captain Jack Aubrey within the 2003 film Grasp And Commander.

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Leather pair of Dr Martens boots from the movie Romper Stomper (1992) - $10,000.

The auction featured 227 lots - many of which included memorabilia from the actor's movies - and one person went hell for leather and splashed more than $7,000 on the 54-year-old's jockstrap.

Mr Singer said a handful of items were still available, namely a Grammy won by Johnny Cash and others in 1986 and a 2008 custom South Sydney Rabbitohs chopper motorcycle.

The full auction is tipped to raise £2 million but when asked what he might spend the money on, Crowe remained tight-lipped.

The auction, put on by Sotheby's Australia, realised $3,719,200 and had a volume clearance rate of 83.2 per cent.

All bids attracted a commission of 22 per cent.

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