Monday Muse: Lauren Bacall
Lauren Bacall was one of the most elegant stars to grace the silver screen. Well known for her beauty (and a high-profile marriage to actor Humphry Bogart)—we love her for her lesser-known ability to accessorize. The designs she dawned were just as classy and refined as she was—sophisticated and beautiful with a whim of charm. We'd love to get our hands on her jewelry collection—and if anyone would like to lend us their sizable trust fund, we just might be able to do that.
The late icon passed away last August, and a portion of her estate is going up for auction. This spring, more than 30 items of her jewelry will go to the highest bidder at Bonhams in New York. Chanel, Tiffany, and Cartier are only a few names included in the lot. So, if anyone wants to make a sizable donation for the sake of jewelry design—you know how to reach us.
Take a look at the impeccable taste of the late, great Lauren Bacall:
Tiffany & Co. 18k yellow gold necklace, each dangling heart has a letter that spells out the phrase, “To my own beautiful star from my proud director Ron.” It is believed that the necklace was a gift from Ron Field, who directed Bacall in the Broadway play, “Applause.” Both won Tony awards. It is shown with a gold pocket watch.
Two 18k yellow gold ropework bracelets by Jean Schlumberger with pre-sale estimates of $5,000 - $7,000 and $6,000 - $9,000. The actress was frequently pictured wearing the bracelets together (see top photo), layered on the same wrist.
“Her jewelry was unique in that it reflected her personal taste and the fact she was very sentimental. The pieces offered are timeless, understated and classic in design and represent the sophistication and glamour of a true Hollywood legend.”
-Susan Abeles, Bonhams’ head of Jewelry in the United States