Christie’s has announced that they are going to auction off the amazing jewelry collection of the reclusive heiress Huguette M. Clark, who died last May at the age of 104. She was considered to be the last great heiresses of America’s Gilded Age. Clark owned a mansion in New Canaan, CT as well as several million dollar apartments in New York City.
Her jewelry collection, which is believed to have been stored in a vault since the 40’s, includes Tiffany & Co, Cartier, Dreicer & Co., including a 9-carat pink diamond ring. The whole collection of 17 pieces is supposed to fetch from $9 to 12 million dollars on April 17th at Christie’s in New York.
“In the world of fine jewelry, this is truly a fairytale collection,” Rahul Kadakia, head of jewelry for Christie’s Americas, said. “Opening the vault to find this treasure trove of period jewels from the best French houses of the early 1900s has certainly been one of the most extraordinary moments of my 15-year career here at Christie’s. The iconic Art Deco design and exceptional craftsmanship of these meticulously preserved jewels are emblematic of the great Gilded Age in American history. We are proud to present this collection from one of the nation’s most storied families as the major highlight of our flagship jewelry auction this spring.”
To find out more about Ms. Clark, her jewelry and the auction, click here to see the document directly from Christie’s – Images from Christie’s