• The Collection of Elizabeth Ta auction at Christies

    Sale 2623

    The Collection of Elizabeth Taylor: The Legendary Jewels, Evening Sale (I)

    13 December 2011, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 12

    LA PEREGRINA

    A NATURAL PEARL, DIAMOND, RUBY AND CULTURED PEARL NECKLACE, BY CARTIER

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    LA PEREGRINA

    A NATURAL PEARL, DIAMOND, RUBY AND CULTURED PEARL NECKLACE, BY CARTIER
    Suspending a detachable drop-shaped natural pearl pendant, weighing approximately 202.24 grains or 50.56 carats, measuring approximately 17.35 - 17.90 x 25.50 mm, with an old mine-cut and rose-cut diamond and silver foliate bail, suspended from a circular-cut diamond flame motif set with a pear-shaped ruby, spaced by a detachable pear-shaped ruby and natural pearl link, to the two-strand necklace, comprising fifty-six natural pearls and four cultured pearls, intersected by eight circular-cut diamond and cushion-cut ruby flame motif plaques, mounted in platinum and gold, La Peregrina late 16th century; diamond bail early 19th century; natural pearl, diamond, ruby and cultured pearl necklace by Cartier 1972, 13½ ins., pendant may also be worn as a brooch, accompanied by the seed pearl and platinum neckchain from the time of the purchase at auction in 1969, 30¾ ins.
    Signed Cartier
    Designed by Elizabeth Taylor with Al Durante of Cartier
    La Peregrina with report 59574 dated 19 May 2011 from the SSEF Swiss Gemmological Institute stating that the analysed properties confirm the authenticity of this saltwater natural pearl

    Accompanied by an additional letter from the SSEF Swiss Gemmological Institute describing the unique rarity and exceptional historic provenance of La Peregrina

    Two-strand necklace with report 59572 dated 19 May 2011 from the SSEF Swiss Gemmological Institute stating that the analysed properties confirm the authenticity of these fifty-seven saltwater natural pearls and the identity of these four beaded saltwater cultured pearls


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    Gift from Richard Burton, purchased from Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, January 23, 1969

    Special Notice

    By registering to bid, you hereby agree that the copyright, and any and all associated intellectual property and other rights for this item are exclusively retained by The Elizabeth Taylor Trust and/or Interplanet Productions, Ltd. Buyers of the Property will not receive the copyright or any related reproduction rights in the Property and all intellectual property rights are explicitly reserved by Seller and are freely exploitable by Seller in perpetuity. Furthermore, the use of Elizabeth Taylor’s name, photograph or likeness may not be used relating to this item without the express written permission of The Elizabeth Taylor Trust and/or Interplanet Productions Ltd.


    Provenance

    Periods of ownership of La Peregrina Pearl
    Spanish Kings:
    Philip II, (1582-1598)
    Philip III, (1598-1621)
    Philip IV, (1621-1665)
    Charles II (1665-1700)
    Philip V (1700-1746)
    Fernando VI (1746-1759)
    Charles III (1759-1778)
    Carlos IV (1778-1808)

    Joseph Bonaparte, of France (1808-circa 1844)
    Prince Louis Napoleon, of France (circa 1844-circa 1848)
    Duke and Duchess of Abercorn (circa 1848-1914)
    Elizabeth Taylor (1969-2011)


    Pre-Lot Text

    The Collection of Elizabeth Taylor