Online Auction of Elizabeth Taylors Collection

In celebration of the extraordinary life and legacy of Elizabeth Taylor, Christie’s is honored to open the window into the public and private world of a true icon. The online auction will be held between December 3rd and 17th 2011.

Elizabeth Taylor played many roles in her time: international film and fashion star, loving mother, successful businesswoman and brave and generous humanitarian. Miss Taylor’s collection of her cherished and fabulous jewels, fashion, art, decorative arts and memorabilia will form a landmark series of public exhibitions and special events culminating in four consecutive days of sales which will make auction history. For this pivotal event, slated for December 3 to December 16, 2011, Christie’s New York will devote it’s Rockefeller Center gallery space to the public exhibition and sales.

In keeping with Elizabeth Taylor’s life-long devotion to humanitarian causes, Christie’s is pleased to announce that a portion of the monies generated by exhibition admissions, events and select publications related to the sales will be donated to The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation (ETAF). Founded in l991, ETAF provides funding to AIDS service organizations throughout the world to assist those living with HIV and AIDS.

In Elizabeth Taylor’s legacy are in addition to her fabulous and legendary jewels, also very glamorous shoes and spectacular boots. My favorites are a pair of pink leather rock on cowboy boots and A la aroma de Cuba cigar box handbag. Unfortunately my feet are to big but the handbag would fit…

LOT 1641 Description
A PAIR OF PINK LEATHER ROCK ON COWBOY BOOTS AND A LA AROMA DE CUBA CIGAR BOX HANDBAG. THE BOOTS LABELED ‘LIBERTY BOOT CO.’, THE HANDBAG BY ‘ROBUSTO’, BOTH LATE 20TH-EARLY 21ST CENTURY the boots of pastel pink leather, inlaid with a black and white skull and crossbones, applied with a red bow to the skull, the pull straps white leather bones; the handbag with wood and red glass beaded handle and tassel closure. The boots size 10B. The bag 5½ in. high, 11 in. wide, 2 in. deep. The handbag interior inscribed ‘Dear Elizabeth, Happy Birthday! I love you – Your little sister, Janet. February 2003’