Gregory Peck: Raising a Tankard to a Hollywood Great
The legendary Hollywood actor Gregory Peck was a devoted fan of Huntsman and two of his unique possessions are standout lots in the online-only HUNTSMAN: Curated By Pierre Lagrange sale, which is open for bidding until 1 June.
GREGORY PECK. GEORGE III SILVER TANKARD, HESTER BATEMAN, 1785. ESTIMATE £1,000-1,500
Over the years the star amassed more than 200 bespoke commissions from the Savile Row tailor and the Queen Anne and George III silver tankards come from the collection of Peck’s son Anthony.
GREGORY PECK. QUEEN ANNE SILVER TANKARD, THOMAS PARR I, 1707. ESTIMATE £2,000-3,000
Gregory Peck was one of Hollywood’s greatest and most debonair film stars with a career that spanned over 60 years. His patronage of Huntsman commenced in 1953 and was to last for five decades.
Huntsman’s team of cutters and tailors produced over 160 orders for the star including the dinner suit he wore to collect his Oscar from Sophia Loren in 1963, as well as the suits he wore to the White House, Royal Ascot, Monte Carlo and for his private life in California and the South of France.
A HUNTSMAN ORDER COMMISSIONED BY GREGORY PECK
Huntsman also cut the costumes for many of Peck’s films, from the Million Pound Note, through to the Man in the Grey Flannel Suit, Cape Fear, The Omen and Old Gringo.
TWEEDS FEATURE HEAVILY THROUGHOUT PECK'S FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHS AND WERE VERY MUCH PART OF HIS OFF-CAMERA SIGNATURE STYLE.
Writing about his father’s patronage of the Huntsman brand, Anthony Peck said: “Greg loved the Huntsman craftsmanship. He understood the close, careful work measured in stitches and needles, the absolute, top quality tailoring that goes into the making of each garment. He appreciated the work and timeless design as an artist.”