A prime selection of Huguette Clark's baubles hit the auction block last night at Christie's, exceeding expectations on almost every lot. The reclusive copper heiress who died last May at age 104 had not worn—or even laid eyes upon—the jewels in over 70 years. They've been stored in a bank vault since the 1940s. Much to the delight of auctioneer Rahul Kadakia, those with a little extra pocket money snapped up seventeen dazzling items at prices well over initial estimates for a total sale of $21 million.
Reclusive heiress Huguette Clark, who died last year at the age of 104, didn't just collect massive amounts of real estate and dolls. She also went in for jewelry in a big way, it has emerged. The dolls had to wear something, after ... Read Post
NEW YORK — The jewelry collection of Huguette M. Clark, the mysterious heiress to a copper fortune, was sold at auction Tuesday afternoon at Christie's New York, fetching $18.3 million, far above the pre-sale estimate of $8.5 millio... Read Post