Saturday, 21 September 2019

Elizabeth Taylor’s antique sapphire brooch up for grabs

Elizabeth Taylor’s antique sapphire and diamond brooch, gifted to her by Richard Burton during their marriage, will be offered for sale at Sotheby’s Hong Kong in October, with an estimate of between $1.7m to $2.3m. In December 2011 it realized $1.3m against a presale high estimate US$200k.

The 19th-century 37.29-carat sapphire brooch will be a star lot at Sotheby’s Hong Kong sale of magnificent jewels and jadeite on Oct. 7
Taylor and Burton during filming of Cleopatra in 1963.