A Pal Kepenyes collar necklace designed as a cornucopia overflowing with ‘milagros’ charms, estimate of US$600-800.
Bonhams presents its third Artist Jewelry online sale on June 8 – June 22 in Los Angeles, showcasing creations by leading artists and designers including Mexican designers Antonio Pineda, Hubert Harmon, and William Spratling, Danish designer Georg Jensen, American artists Peter Macchiarini, Ted Muehling and Ed Wiener, and Hungarian designer Pal Kepenyes. Artist Jewelry also presents pieces from the exceptional private collections of Robin Leach and Judith Ledford alongside jewels from the Jill and Byron Crawford Estate, including extraordinary sculptural statement creations.
Emily Waterfall, Director of Jewelry Department, Los Angeles, says: “Artist Jewelry highlights the most stylish pieces from leading artists from the post-world era. It’s wonderful to be able to offer more jewels from the private collection of Byron and Jill Crawford and additionally Robin Leach and Judith Ledford. Both collectors purchased such incredible jewelry, the pieces in the sale are designs that are truly works of wearable art, fusing the connection between jewelry, modern art, and sculpture.”
Leading the sale is a Pomodoro, 18K gold and round turquoise cabochon necklace. The Italian sculptor Pomodoro was widely recognised for breaking the traditional rules of creating conventional jewelry, crafting designs of wearable sculpture. The necklace is offered with an estimate of US$4,000-6,000. Also available is an Arnaldo Pomodoro 18K gold abstract design and round cabochon turquoise ring, offered with an estimate of US$1,5000-2,500.
A striking lot is a pendant necklace by influential French poet, playwright, novelist and designer, Jean Cocteau (1889-1963). At the forefront of the surrealist, avant-garde, and Dadaist movement, Cocteau reimagined his art into jewelry creating the surreal satin finish gold-plated pendant depicting three faces, suspended from a wire collar. The signed piece is offered with an estimate of US$3,000-5,000.
Pomodoro, 18K gold and round turquoise cabochon necklace, estimate of US$4,000-6,000; an Arnaldo Pomodoro 18K gold abstract design and round cabochon turquoise ring, estimate of US$1,5000-2,500.