Elizabeth Taylor Auction: Get a glimpse of Christie’s Exhibit with MOCA (Images)

By on Oct 11, 2011 in Announcement, Fashion, Hollywood, United States Comments

Christie’s, with the support of Los AngelesMuseum of Contemporary Arts (MOCA) at the Pacific Design Center, is honored to present the exhibition of “The Collection of Elizabeth Taylor”, as announced by several international news sites, October 10, 2011.

According to reports, “The Collection of Elizabeth Taylor”, a fitting tribute to the star, will be part exhibition, part auction, and part philanthropy project.

The exhibition will be presenting Elizabeth Taylor’s legendary jewels, wardrobe and iconography from October 13 -16. Apparently, the event will be part of an international tour, covering Dubai, Geneva, Paris and Hong Kong, before ending with an auction in New York from December 13-16.

Related reports reveal that Elizabeth Taylor’s famous gems, with the highest price tags, attract the most attention. Similarly, the most famous gems for auction include the Taylor-Burton Ring, a 33.19 carat white diamond treasure estimated at $2.5-3.5 million, and the emerald and diamond necklace, pendant, ring, and bracelet actor Richard Burton gave her on the set of “Cleopatra”.

In total, the jewelry featured purportedly looks to clear more that $30 million dollars. Rahul Kadakia, jewelry expert, was even quoted saying, “It is the single most important and magnificent jewelry collection that’s ever come up for sale at auction.”

“It has jewels that go back to the 16th century to present day, and every one of these pieces was meticulously collected because Ms. Taylor had such a great eye for jewelry,” Rahul Kadakia further added.

“This collection is unlike anything we have offered before. It is a window on Elizabeth Taylor‘s life,” Christie’s America Chairman Marc Porter told reporters on Monday ahead of the four-day Los Angeles public exhibit.

Elizabeth Taylor, 79, died of congestive heart failure in Los Angeles in March. “Elizabeth Taylor is one of our great cultural icons,” said MOCA director Jeffrey Dietch. “She is a part of our history and should be celebrated.”

A Rectangular-Cut Diamond Ring of 33.19 carats D color, Potentially Internally Flawless, Type IIa
Estimate: $2,500,000 – 3,500,000

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16th century
Natural Pearl, Ruby, Diamond and Cultured Pearl Necklace, by Cartier
Estimate: $2,000,000 – 3,000,000

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Given to Elizabeth Taylor by Richard Burton upon their marriages in 1964 and 1975
Estimate: $6,000 – 8,000

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Circa 1971
Estimate: $600,000 – 800,000

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