All 740 lots of the Lauren Bacall collection sold in a two-day auction at Bonhams New York, totaling $5 million.
Bacall died in August 2014.
“We have been humbled by the worldwide outpouring of enthusiasm for this sale,” said Jon King, director and vice president at Bonhams and a friend of Bacall’s. “Bacall’s legacy will live on in the homes of her countless admirers.”
“We are truly grateful to the Bogart and Robards families for entrusting us with their mother’s legacy,” said Patrick Meade, Bonhams co-chief executive officer. “We were thrilled by the astonishing response to the auction. Every lot had bidding on all platforms—online, on the phones, and in the room. It was the perfect storm.”
Among the jewelry featured in the sale:
• An 18k yellow gold ropework bracelet by Schlumberger sold for $50,000
• A 14k yellow gold chain by Tiffany & Co. sold for $52,500, more than five times its highest estimate. The necklace features heart-shape pendants spelling out “To my own beautiful star from her proud director Ron.” (“Ron” is believed to be Ron Field, the director and choreographer of Applause, the musical for which Bacall won a Tony Award in 1970.)