Christie’s to Auction Joan Rivers’ Private Collection

Lots include pieces from Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, Harry Winston, and Fabergé

Christie’s will auction items from late comedian Joan Rivers’ private collection, including jewelry.

A live auction featuring 200 lots will take place June 22 in New York, and an online auction featuring 80 lots will run June 16-23.

Items include personal jewelry from Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, and Harry Winston and decorative objects including a jeweled nephrite study of a Lily of the Valley leaf by Fabergé (estimate: $200,000-$300,000), and a silver Tiffany water bowl engraved “for Spike,” her dog (estimate: $500-$800).

“My mother’s legacy as a much-loved comedienne and philanthropist will be commemorated in this collaboration with Christie’s,” said Melissa Rivers, her daughter. “Her generosity to charitable causes is something I will continue in her honor; part of the proceeds of the sale will go towards supporting God’s Love We Deliver and Guide Dogs for the Blind, which are both close to my heart.”

(photo by Harry Langdon, courtesy of Christie’s)