Online-only portion added to Elizabeth Taylor auction

The Associated Press, Monday, November 14, 2011, 7:13am (PST)
  • NEW YORK (AP) -- Christie's New York auction house has added a special online-only component to its upcoming Elizabeth Taylor sale. It features 950 items of the Hollywood icon's jewelry, fashion and decorative arts.

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    Starting Monday, potential bidders can view highlights on a fashion website called Moda Operandi.

    All of the lots will be shown on Christie's own website starting Friday.

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    The online-only sale begins Dec. 3 and runs through Dec. 17.

    An art deco bracelet and earrings are estimated at $100-$200. A Valentino gown has a pre-sale estimate of $1,000-$1,500.

    Taylor died in March at age 79.

    The live auctions, from Dec. 13 to Dec. 16, feature 1,000-plus items. They include a 33-carat diamond ring that Richard Burton gave Taylor in 1968.

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