Joan Rivers’ Faberge Photo Frame

June 24, 2016 - photo frame

NEW YORK CITY — A jeweled gold-mounted nephrite sketch support noted Fabergé, Moscow, circa 1898, led partial one of a Joan Rivers collection sale during Christie’s on Jun 22. It sole for $245,000 opposite an guess of $40/60,000. With scratched register series 13390 and in a poetic style, a asymmetrical nephrite support with bullion rocaille limit was set with rose-cut solid flowers, surmounted by a board with a engraved marker “Sept. 8th 1898 from V.R.I.” An oval orifice with seed pearl set bezel enclosed an finish mural of Queen Louise of Denmark.

The live and online-only auctions of a collection satisfied a sum $2,495,250, final on Jun 23, offered 96 percent by lot — 281 out of a sum of 294 lots.

Melissa Rivers, a late comedienne’s daughter, remarked, “This auction was an critical covenant to my mother’s legacy. I’m gay that a many works of art in her collection sole during Christie’s found new homes opposite a world, and my frank wish is that a things she desired will be loving for years to come. She would have been touched, as we have been, by a adore and support voiced by her fans.”

Additional highlights of a live sale, all Twentieth Century, enclosed “Spike’s” china dog bowl, symbol of Tiffany Co., New York, that satisfied $13,750 opposite an guess of $500/800; a span of Louis XVI-style cream-painted canapes, that brought $37,500 opposite an guess of $3/5,000; and a toilette set retailed by Penhaligon’s, London, done $4,000 opposite an guess of $300/500

The online auction satisfied good above a sale high estimate, with active tellurian appearance and rival behest on sealed jewels, costumes and more.

Online sale highlights enclosed a black solid and solid ring, that satisfied $11,250 opposite a high guess of $5,000; an antique multi-gem and solid “Prince-Of-Wales” brooch, $10,625; and a bullion and citrine necklace, $9,375.

Prices reported embody a buyer’s premium.

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