Auction firm Christie’s announced that auctions of items from the estate of a film legend broke records last week, climbing to almost $157 million, Reuters reports..
A 10-day online auction and four days of live auctions in New York produced sales of jewelry, gowns, art objects and memorabilia from Elizabeth Taylor’s collection totaling $156.8 million, Christie’s reported. The total was reportedly three times what was expected.
Taylor, who won Oscars for “BUtterfield 8” in 1961 and “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” in 1967, died in March at 79.
Reuters reports: “Taylor’s world-renowned collection of diamonds, rubies, sapphires, pearls, emeralds and more accounted for the vast majority of the haul, selling for a combined $137 million and becoming by far the most valuable jewelry sale ever.”