Stored in a vault since 1940, the jewels belonging to Huguette M Clark, the mysterious heiress, sold for $18.3 million at auction at Christie’s New York. The pre-sale estimate of the collection was valued between $8.5 million to $12 million.
Here are some of the highlights from the collection that was auctioned yesterday in New York…
- A nephrite, turquoise and onyx photograph frame, by Cartier
Estimated Pre-sale Price: $4,000-6,000
Price Realised: $60,000
- A pair of emerald, natural pearl and diamond ear pendants,
by Cartier, early 20th century
Estimated Pre-sale Price: $30,000-50,000