Thursday, December 15, 2011

Elizabeth Taylor's Charm Bracelets

The recent sale of The Collection of Elizabeth Taylor by Christie's Auction House in New York has been over-the-top, both in what was being offered and for the prices realized. The sale follows a world wide exhibition of many of the items and has drawn attention as a media event. Looking through the catalog (and prices) reveals the breadth of the offering -- from fantastic jewels to Liz Taylor's unique fashion choices, from ephemera to furniture. I was especially drawn to the lots that featured Miss Taylor's charm bracelets and necklaces.

There were five highly personal Gold and Multi-Gem Charm Bracelets that attracted enormous interest and strong bidding, getting a combined total of $1,110,500! Other lots also featured charm bracelets and necklaces from the collection. From her teenage years through to adulthood, Elizabeth Taylor collected charms for her many bracelets. The images below are my favorite charm pieces.

Gold and Multi-Gem Bracelet featuring charms personalized for Elizabeth Taylor

Charm Necklace and Earrings by Chanel

Whimsical set of Fish Charms on a Van Cleef & Arpels Gold Neckchain.

Gold Pendant and Necklace by Cartier • The pendant is a commemorative Broadway ticket for the play The Little Foxes starring Ms. Taylor.

Ivory and Gold Necklace featuring thirteen antique ivory opera passes.

Gold and Multi-Charm Bracelet with 30 charms collected by Ms. Taylor

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