James Bond: Diamonds are Forever

Lot #383 - Entertainment Memorabilia Live Auction - James Bond's (Sean Connery) Screen-Matched Suit Jacket

Stock #114807

This lot will be sold on Tuesday, 1st December (day 1 of the auction.) Lots 1-463 will be sold on day 1 (lots 464-913 will be sold on day 2). The auction will begin at 2:00 pm GMT. Lots are sold sequentially so there is no preset ending time. A live streaming broadcast of the auction will be available on auction days.

James Bond's (Sean Connery) screen-matched suit jacket from Guy Hamilton's Bond movie Diamonds Are Forever. Bond sported his grey suit jacket in multiple scenes, including his confrontation with Tiffany Case (Jill St. John) at her operation residence, where she told him the location of the diamonds. He also wore it when he posed as a lab worker with the government research facility, and during a car chase with the local police in Las Vegas.

The jacket is screen matched by aspects of the pattern of the weave on the lapels, placing of the buttons on the cuffs and the distinctive paisley pattern on the lining. Many of the suits worn by Connery were taken from the set by the actor after producer "Cubby" Broccoli stated he could keep any of the costumes he requested. It has been suggested that Connery paid his accountant with the costumes he wore as Bond.

This suit jacket was custom-made by tailor Anthony Sinclair, who created clothing for all Sean Connery's appearances as 007. The single-breasted suit jacket is made from light grey worsted wool which features a subtle crosshatch pattern. The garment is lined with a black silk-like fabric decorated with an intricate printed white paisley-inspired pattern. Two slant pockets with wide flaps are situated at the hip and the left breast displays a welt pocket. Four small grey buttons are sewn to each cuff, and two larger matching buttons are attached to the front. The jacket displays light wear and minor brown-coloured marks on the front.

Estimate: £20,000 - 30,000 M

Certificate of Authenticity This item comes with a Prop Store Certificate of Authenticity.

This item is on consignment and is sold under the margin scheme for collector's items; no VAT is due.
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