1988 Abstract Flame Choker Necklace

$1,395 $1,795

A sculptural work of art is this choker necklace by Jean-Claude Bonillo. A French designer who draws his inspiration from the nature surrounding it, so that its sculpted forms evoke almost always the four elements, revealed by fire. A true multidisciplinary artist, jewelry designer, and a brilliant sculptor. He has collaborated with Haute Couture designers such as Yves Saint-Laurent and Nina Ricci. His work is also included in the permanent collection at the National Archives in France.

  • Complex statement choker pendant necklace
  • Circa 1988, signed 
  • Bonillo’s jewelry are the result of his fascination and love for the art of fire, fusion, and the work of forging.
  • Inspired by flames and organic movements of fire
  • All over wabi-sabi organic swirls and links
  • Abstract flame swirl center pendant
  • Uniquely crafted pendant to pendant connection
  • Choker style, self-necklace hook clasp
  • 24 carat plated on bronze we believe, based off his past work
  • Jean-Claude Bonillo label, signed pendant back
  • Very good vintage condition, light wear/minor discoloration, does not take away from the uniqueness and beauty of the piece.  
  • Check out the New York City curated exhibition here
  • Check out the drape necklace version here

Length (End-to-End): 17"
Length (Center Drop): 2.2"
Center Pendant (L x W): 2.2" x 4.5"
Width (Necklace Stem): 0.2"
Weight: 149g


Please note that garment specs are the total measurement in inches, taken flat from the outside face unless noted otherwise. Please be sure to leave enough allowance for ease of movement and comfort, especially when considering the fit of a lined jacket or coat. We recommend comparing against measurements of clothing with which you are familiar with the fit. Check out these this great tutorial if you are unsure how to measure your garments: Illustrated Measuring Guide

Please read all descriptions and measurements, and purchase carefully. Due to the unique nature of vintage items, all sales are final. 



Bent Knee Mannequin
-Size: 4
-Bust: 33.5"
-Waist: 25.5"
-Hip: 35"
-Inseam (to ankle): 32"


Extended Leg Mannequin
-Size: 2
-Bust: 31"
-Waist: 25"
-Hip: 34"
-Inseam (to ankle): 33"

All items are final sale

Items are sold in condition depicted. Items are shipped in as-is condition. Once the item leaves our possession we are no longer responsible for lost, damaged, or stolen items.

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