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.
Huguette Clark was the daughter of United States senator and industrialist William A. Clark. An heiress to a copper fortune, Huguette was worth $400 million when she died at the age of 104 last year. Of the many amazing treasures sh... Read Post
Formerly owned by reclusive heiress Huguette Clark, who died last May at the age of 104, the history of the jewels could likely remain a mystery forever, quite like the woman who owned them. Read Post