Jackie Collins keepsakes up for auction as part of two-day Bonhams sale

20th Apr 17 | Entertainment News

Late author Jackie Collins' art and jewellery is to be auctioned off to the highest bidder at a Bonhams sale next month (16-17May17).

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The two-day event will give fans the chance to bid on 1,000 lots, featuring keepsakes, gifts and prized possessions from Collins' Beverly Hills home.

"Our mother never did anything in small measures!" the writer's daughters, Tracy, Rory and Tiffany, write in a statement.

"She was passionate about collecting, and spent many decades selecting paintings, statuettes and jewelry which brought her joy and creative inspiration.

"In the early 1990s our parents designed and built a breathtaking contemporary home in Beverly Hills, which became the custom designed backdrop to our mother's collections. She had a unique and extraordinary eye for a design and aesthetic that combined elegance and glamour with humor and warmth.

"We are delighted to be working with Bonhams on this very special sale honoring our mother's legacy, most especially because a portion of all proceeds will be donated to support the empowerment of young women in the arts and education."

Highlights of the auction will include the sale of a collection of bronzes featuring Nude with Shawl by Josef Lorenzl, which is estimated to fetch as much as $25,000 (£19,500), several works by English painter Beryl Cook, including Tango in Bar Sur and Train Station Cafe, and Jackie's bespoke special edition metallic gold 2002 Jaguar XKR Sportscar, estimated at $15,000 (£11,700) to $20,000 (£15,600).

A selection of career-related memorabilia, first editions of Jackie's books, and some of the author's designer clothes will also be going under the hammer.

Collins, the sister of actress Joan Collins, died after a long battle with breast cancer in September, 2015, aged 77.

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