Jewelry Onassis family go under the hammer at Christie's
ARTinvestment.RU   22 апреля 2008

Christina Onassis was aware sense in adornments. And very soon, the legendary famous jewelry collection will be exhibited at the Greek bid auction Christie

Christina Onassis knew sense in adornments. And very soon, the legendary famous jewelry collection will be exhibited at the Greek bid auction Christie's.

More than forty adornments that Christina Onassis wore in the last years of his life, as well as precious interior is tentatively estimated at three million pounds sterling (5,9 million dollars). Auction will be held in London at the tender Jewels: the London Sale, which will start June 11.

According to Raymond Senkrofta-Baker, director of European jewelry department Christie's, prepared to sell decorations were provided by the auction house of relatives of Christina Onassis.

Star collection called diamond pear shape higher transparency weighing 38 carats. Its cost is estimated to be 1,8-2,2 million pounds sterling (3,6-4,4 million dollars).

At the auction and put the statue of Buddha, made by Carl Faberge made of semi-precious stones. This figure with moving arms and head of the father of Christine Aristotle Onassis kept on their yacht, named after the daughter. «He has always called the guests to look at the Buddha. And because he rarely left the yacht, the statue of all time was on the move », - said Senkroft-Baker. The initial price of the lot - 250-350 thousand pounds (500-700 thousand dollars).

Using the state of one billion dollars, Christina Onassis was one of the richest women in the world. A huge amount was transferred Christine inherited from her father, the Greek shipowner Aristotle Onassis, once married to Jacqueline Kennedy. Fortunately, however, that money did not bring its owner. After four of divorce, in 1988, the 37-year-old Christina Onassis has voluntarily gone out of life in Argentina.

Source: RBC Daily



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