It looks like the well-known and prestigious Christie’s auction house in London is no longer for the special few in attendance. Christie’s will be auctioning off several of Elizabeth Taylor’s pieces online as well as in-house. And although they’re calling it a “online-only sale”, I have a sneaking suspicion it won’t be cheap!
The two-week online sale will run concurrent with the live auctions. This marks the first time that the famed auction house will host an exclusively online addition to a private collection.
Christie’s has hand-selected more than 500 fine and costume jewelry items for the online-only sale, including exceptional Art Deco-era jewelry and an array of signed jewels by Cartier, Chanel, Christian Dior, and Ruser, among others.
Through a special engagement with the luxury fashion retailer Moda Operandi, Christie’s will offer prospective shoppers a sneak peek at a selection of highlights from the online-only sale starting Nov. 14 at shop.modaoperandi.com/ElizabethTaylor. Beginning Nov. 18 the full complement of online-only lots will be available for viewing at Christie’s website at christies.com/etonlineonly.
“To ensure the full breadth of the collection is accessible to collectors worldwide, Christie’s has taken the innovative step of adding this special, online-only component to our live auctions, so that bidders from around the world can participate in this landmark two-week-long event,” Marc Porter, chairman and president of Christie’s Americas, said in a statement.
Source: JCK Jewelry