Lot #31
Jacqueline Kennedy

Iconic white leather glove worn by Jackie Kennedy
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Estimate: $2000+

Description

Iconic white leather glove worn by Jackie Kennedy

Jacqueline Kennedy's personally-owned and -worn white soft leather glove, originating from the Kennedy's former Manhattan residence at 24 Central Park South. The left-handed glove measures 15″in length, with inner wrist area annotated in blue ink, "J. B. Kennedy, MM." Attractively mounted and matted with an image of the wrist notation and a photo of Kennedy wearing gloves similar to the one offered, to an overall size of 20.75 x 24. In fine condition. Accompanied by a letter of provenance from Art Gatti, who originally obtained this glove in 1982 from the Kennedy's Manhattan apartment: "I was a doorman at 24 Central Park South in the mid-1980s, but prior to that—around 1982—I was employed by the superintendent…to help clean out the suite formerly occupied by members of the Kennedy family at that address. Before quitting the premises, the family took with them anything of value, but left behind several items that I deemed worthy of saving. There were writings, letters, and a lot of ephemera. The gloves were among those items." Provenance: Guernsey's, The Kennedy Era: October 2017.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autographs and Artifacts
  • Dates: #568 - Ended October 10, 2019