1 of 10 Vue de l’Asile et de la Chapelle de Saint-Remy by Van Gogh was bought for £10,121,250 by an anonymous telephone bidder. The 1889 painting, which depicts the asylum where the artist spent his final month, had hung in the living room of Miss Taylor’s Bel Air home until her death last March aged 79. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly Vue de l’Asile et de la Chapelle de Saint-Remy by Van Gogh was bought for £10,121,250 by an anonymous telephone bidder. The 1889 painting, which depicts the asylum where the artist spent his final month, had hung in the living room of Miss Taylor’s Bel Air home until her death last March aged 79. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly The legendary 16th century pearl, La Peregrina , which realized $11,842,500 (£7,579,200/ €9,118,725) was a gift from Richard Burton in 1969. This remarkable pearl of 203 grains in size is equivalent to 50 carats. Discovered in the 1500s in the Gulf of Panama, it was part of the crown jewels of Spain for generations and ranks as one of the most important historic pearls in the world. REUTERS/Fred Prouser The spectacular D-color, 33.19 carat diamond ring that the star wore virtually every day since receiving it as a gift from Richard Burton in 1968, fetched$8,818,500 (£5,643,840 /€6,790,245) against a pre-sale estimate of $2.5-3.5 million, and set a record price-per-carat for a colorless diamond. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer The Taj Mahal Diamond, an Indian diamond and jade pendant necklace with a later ruby and gold chain designed by Cartier, was a gift from Richard Burton on the occasion of Elizabeth Taylor’s 40th birthday. This historic jewel soared above its pre-sale estimate of $300,000-500,000 to achieve $8,818,500 (£5,643,840 /€6,790,245) – a record price for any Indian jewel at auction. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer A Versace Beaded Evening Jacket, ‘The Face’, circa 1992, was taken for $128,500 (£83,525/ €98,945). This jacket is beaded with rhinestone portraits of Elizabeth Taylor in her most famous roles, including Cleopatra. Miss Taylor wore this jacket when she spoke at ‘The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert for AIDS Awareness’, which featured a performance by the remaining members of the band ‘Queen’, in 1992 at London's Wembley Stadium. REUTERS/Fred Prouser Gina Fratini Wedding Dress, a flowing caftan-style dress worn for her second marriage to Richard Burton in Botswana in 1975, sold for $62,500 (£40,625/€48,125). Labeled ‘Gina Fratini’, 1975, the dress has a patchwork silk bodice and floating pastel chiffon ombré sleeves and skirts, with long, beaded, feather trimmed streamers. REUTERS/Mike Segar The Night of the Iguana Brooch, by Jean Schlumberger, Tiffany & Co. sold for $1,202,500 (£769,600/ €925,925). More catfish in form than iguana, Richard Burton gave this exquisite brooch to Elizabeth Taylor to wear to the star-studded premiere of his film The Night of the Iguana, in 1964. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin The Mike Todd Diamond Tiara, an antique diamond tiara, circa 1880, sold for $4,226,500 (£2,704,960/€3,254,405). As noted in her 2002 book My Love Affair with Jewelry, Elizabeth Taylor’s husband Mike Todd presented this antique diamond tiara to her, saying, “You are my queen.” She wore it to the Academy Awards in Los Angeles in 1957, where Todd’s film Around the World in 80 Days won for best picture. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu An Emerald and Diamond Necklace, by BVLGARI in Elizabeth Taylor's collection fetched $6,130,500 (£3,923,520,€4,720,485) from an anonymous bidder. REUTERS/Mike Segar An Andy Warhol portrait of Dame Elizabeth Taylor, a 1964 lithograph by the pop artist, has fetched $662,500 (£428,000) at an auction of the late actress's possessions in New York. REUTERS/Toby Melville
Elizabeth Taylor's Bel Air art collection fetched £14million at Christie's auction on Wednesday.
Three paintings, from the Hollywood star's collection, by Van Gogh, Edgar Degas and Claude Pissarro, respectively, fetched £13,787,750 at the Christie's sale, more than double their pre-sale estimate of £6.2million.
The highest-selling piece was Vue de l'Asile et de la Chapelle de Saint-Remy by Van Gogh, which was bought by an anonymous telephone bidder for £10,121,250.
Christie's, which is an international company that offers art auctions and private sales to clients around the globe, has auctioned the film icon's collection of jewellery, accessories, paintings, costumes and decorative arts last year.
The Collection generated intense interest from bidders throughout the world and set a world record for the most valuable sale of jewellery in auction history.
Check out some of Taylor's valuable collections of jewellery, costumes, art, portrait: