A four-day auction of the belongings of the late Elizabeth Taylor has raised over $150 million in New York with some items going for 50 times more than the pre-sale estimate. There was everything selling from haute couture and jewellery to memorabilia and furniture. Some of the proceeds will go to the Elizabeth Taylor Aids Foundation which she established in 1991.
The response to the sale was “nothing short of overwhelming with multiple bidders competing for every lot“ - Christie’s Chairman, Marc Porter.
Taylor’s copy of the ‘National Velvet’ script, a 1944 film that made her a star, brought in just over an outstanding $170,000 and the pre-sale estimate was between $2000 to $3000. Although the auction ended on Friday, sales will continue online and undoubtedly raise thousands more.
[Above image- Emerald & Diamond Pendant Brooch, sold for $6,578,500]
It was no secret that the actress was fond of diamonds and jewels. Here are just a handpick of some of the items up for auction that sold for thousands of dollars.
Emerald & Diamond Necklace, sold for $6,130,500