Personal Property of Ruth Bader Ginsburg presents the second auction from Bonhams and the final public offering directly from the family of Justice Ginsburg. The sale includes 76 personal items including rare, signature fashion pieces, such as lace gloves and two collars, which have never been offered at auction before. Proceeds from the sale will fund a new endowment benefiting SOS Children's Villages, the world's largest organisation dedicated to caring for children without parental care or who are at risk of losing it.
In 2019, Justice Ginsburg donated a portion of her Berggruen Prize for Philosophy & Culture to SOS Children's Villages USA. Following her death, personal items were donated to SOS Children's Villages by the Ginsburg family to seed The RBG Endowment Fund, which will be directed to specific programmes in the organisation's portfolio. Non-political and non-sectarian, SOS Children's Villages' holistic programmes are designed to ensure sustained impact and focus on children and their families across all aspects of life, as well as strengthening the communities in which they live. For more details, please visit SOS-USA.org.
A RUTH BADER GINSBURG BEADED JUDICIAL COLLAR. A beaded collar necklace featuring round gilt glass beads in a woven design.. Sold for US$176,775 inc. premium
A RUTH BADER GINSBURG WOODEN JUDGE'S GAVEL. Mixed wood gavel, 290 x 100 x 45 mm, together with mixed wood block, 35 x 115 mm (dia).. Sold for US$20,400 inc. premium
A PAIR OF RUTH BADER GINSBURG BLACK LACE GLOVES. Black cotton fishnet gloves with knitted floral pattern to back of hand, scalloped wrists, 185 x 97 mm.. Sold for US$16,575 inc. premium
A RUTH BADER GINSBURG "DISSENT" POSTER. HOOVER, ANNA. Dissent. Printed poster, framed to 375 x 290 mm, featuring a silhouette of Justice Ginsburg against a yellow background underneath the words "Dissent,". Sold for US$16,575 inc. premium
A RUTH BADER GINSBURG EMBROIDERED SHAWL. A black woolen shawl with fringed edges, 203 x 101 cm, embroidered in a red and gold floral pattern.. Sold for US$12,750 inc. premium
RUTH BADER GINSBURG'S COPY OF THE 1957-58 HARVARD LAW REVIEW PHOTOGRAPH. Gelatin silver print photograph, 180 x 240 mm laid down to 280 x 330 mm mount and framed, of the members of the 1957-58 Harvard Law Review team standing on the steps of Austin Hall,. Sold for US$10,837.50 inc. premium
A PAIR OF RUTH BADER GINSBURG OPERA GLASSES. Metal and glass, stamped "Southern District of New York," 100 x 50 x 30 mm, with braided metal chain.. Sold for US$10,837.50 inc. premium
A RUTH BADER GINSBURG SWEDISH COCKTAIL SHAKER. Pewter cocktail shaker with fitted lid by Svenskt Tenn, c.1954, 186 x 95 mm (dia).. Sold for US$4,845 inc. premium
A RUTH BADER GINSBURG CAKE TOPPER BY SYLVIA WEINSTOCK. Figural cake topper of a battleship, wood, paint, and fondant, 200 x 305 x 100 mm, with a figure of Justice Ginsburg at the bow, mounted on hexagonal mirror with affixed. Sold for US$3,187.50 inc. premium
79 lots available