Jackie Kennedy watch, portrayal sell for 3 times guess in NY


A Cartier wristwatch given to Jackie Kennedy and a portrayal she done in 1963 as a thank-you present to retaliate sole for $379,500 on Wednesday, some-more than 3 times pre-sale estimates, Christie’s auction residence said.

Christie’s pronounced a cost was reached after 3 mins of “spirited bidding” in a New York saleroom, online and by phone. It did not brand a buyer.

The auction residence had estimated a watch and a painting, sole as one lot, would fetch adult to $120,000, job them “two of a many critical ancestral artifacts to aspect in new years from a golden epoch of a Kennedy Presidency.”

The Cartier tank watch, engraved on a back, was given to a then-U.S. initial lady by her brother-in-law Prince Stanislaw “Stas” Radziwill, and she was photographed many times wearing it.

The design was embellished by Kennedy to symbol a 50-mile (80-km) travel in Palm Beach in 1963 that Radziwill and other friends of a Kennedys undertook to foster fitness.

Most of Jacqueline Kennedy’s personal effects were auctioned in 1996 following her genocide from cancer in 1994 during age 64. The 1996 auction during Sotheby’s in New York lifted some $34 million, some-more than 7 times pre-sale expectations.

The seller of a watch wished to sojourn unknown though has affianced to present a apportionment of a auction deduction to a National Endowment for a Arts.

(Reporting by Jill Serjeant in Los Angeles; Editing by Sandra Maler)


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