IG Live – The Bonhams Wearable Art Sale
once-in-a-lifetime sale has taken form at Bonhams Los Angeles, "Wearable Art - Jewels From The Crawford Collection" is an incredible 314 lot sale of 20th century art jewellery, previously owned by renowned collectors Jill and Byron Crawford. Jill Crawford said, “It has been my passion and pleasure to own and wear the jewelry in my collection. I have spent a lifetime searching for the greatest examples by the artist I admire. When I am wearing a great piece of jewelry, I feel connected to the artist, and I become part of the story a piece is telling. Jewelry is meant to be worn, and in the hands of a passionate collector it becomes transcendent.”
LOT 290: A GOLD AND ONYX BANGLE, ETTORE SOTTSASS, ITALY, CIRCA 1984-86
LOT 58: A WOOD AND BRASS FRINGE NECKLACE, PETER MACCHIARINI
Collected over decades, this rare offering displays the breadth and depth of the Crawford’s collection, and is the first in what will be a series of sales happening at Bonhams throughout 2022. Still collecting to this day, the Crawford’s have amassed what is discussed as one of the greatest collections of 20th century art jewellery, and have privately held one of the deepest collections of Art Smith, Charles Loloma, and Betty Cooke.
LOT 123: A MIXED METAL CUFF, ART SMITH, CIRCA 1945
LOT 79: A PAIR OF GOLD, DIAMOND AND HEMATITE RINGS, BETTY COOKE
Watch below as Director of Bonhams Los Angeles, Emily Waterfall, and I, discuss and preview this exciting upcoming sale.
Thank you to Emily Waterfall, and the entire team at Bonhams for taking the time to organize this exciting live jewellery preview.