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19 December 2011  |  New York, Rockefeller Center   |  PRINT
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RESULTS: The Collection of Elizabeth Taylor: The Online-Only Sale

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The Collection of Elizabeth Taylor:

The Online-Only Sale

New York – Dec 3-17, 2011

Sale no: 2629 – Top Ten

[All sold prices include buyer’s premium]

 

Sold:

$9,537,900

£6,104,256

€7,344,183

 

 

Lots Sold: 973

Lots Offered: 973

Sold by Lot: 100%

Sold by $: 100%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exchange Rate: £0.64 = $1 /  €0.77 = $1

 

Lot

Description

 

Estimate ($)

 

Purchase Price

Buyer

2101

Hiro Yamagata (b. 1948), Portrait of Elizabeth Taylor, acrylic on canvas, painted in 1991

WORLD AUCTION RECORD FOR THE ARTIST

200 - 300

$108,000

£69,120

€83,160

U.S. Private

1200

A Suite of Multi-gem, Diamond and White Gold Jewelry, including a necklace with detachable pendant, bracelet and ring

3,000 - 5,000

$78,000

£49,920

€60,060

U.S. Private

1226

A Diamond and 18k white gold necklace, set with approximately 126 circular-cut diamonds

10,000 - 15,000

$78,000

£49,920

€60,060

U.S. Private

1433

An Opal, Diamond and 18k Gold Wristwatch, by Piaget
Signed Piaget, No. 9706 A6 135866

3,000 - 5,000

$66,000

£42,240

€50,820

European Private

1394

A Suite of Cabochon Ruby, Diamond and 18k Gold Jewelry, including a necklace, bracelet, ear clips, and a ring

7,000 - 9,000

$60,000

£38,400

€46,200

U.S. Trade

1198

A Belle Epoque Lavender Sapphire, Diamond, and Platinum Ring, set with a cushion-cut lavender sapphire, circa 1910

2,500 - 4,000

$57,600

£36,864

€44,352

U.K. Private

1362

A Pair of Diamond and White Gold Tassel Ear Pendants, set with approximately 746 circular-cut diamonds

6,000 - 8,000

$48,000

£30,720

€36,960

U.S. Private

1105

A Jade and Diamond Bracelet, set with 7 oval cabochon jade stones

8,000 - 12,000

$45,600

£29,184

€35,112

U.S. Private

1350

A Ruby, Diamond and 18k White Gold Orchid Brooch, by Siera

3,000 - 5,000

$45,600

£29,184

€35,112

U.S. Private

1420

An Art Deco Diamond and Platinum Brooch, by Gattle

5,000 - 7,000

$45,600

£29,184

€35,112

Asian Private

THE SALES CONTINUE ~ THE COLLECTION OF ELIZABETH TAYLOR

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Hiro Yamagata (b. 1948), Portrait of Elizabeth Taylor, acrylic on canvas, painted in 1991 WORLD AUCTION RECORD FOR THE ARTIST