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RESULTS: The Collection of Elizabeth Taylor: The Online-Only Sale



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]








Lots Sold: 973

Lots Offered: 973

Sold by Lot: 100%

Sold by $: 100%









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





Estimate ($)


Purchase Price



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


200 - 300




U.S. Private


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

3,000 - 5,000




U.S. Private


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

10,000 - 15,000




U.S. Private


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

3,000 - 5,000




European Private


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

7,000 - 9,000




U.S. Trade


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

2,500 - 4,000




U.K. Private


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

6,000 - 8,000




U.S. Private


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

8,000 - 12,000




U.S. Private


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

3,000 - 5,000




U.S. Private


An Art Deco Diamond and Platinum Brooch, by Gattle

5,000 - 7,000




Asian Private


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*Estimates do not include buyer’s premium. Sales totals are hammer price plus buyer’s premium and do not reflect costs, financing fees or application of buyer’s or seller’s credits.

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