Daily Archives: 18 October 2019

From the Estate of Jacqueline Kennedy’s Sister

Yesterday, Christie’s New York held an auction of items from “The Collection of Lee Bouvier Radziwill”. The socialite, who became Her Serene Highness Princess Caroline Radziwill on her 1959 marriage to the Polish aristocrat Prince Stanisław Albrecht Radziwill, was best known as the younger sister of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy, a circumstance that she didn’t particularly enjoy.

The sale total was $1,266,000.

Here are some of the items from the collection. (Images from Christie’s website.)

A pair of Indian silver-gilt, enamel, and hardstone-mounted censers and covers
20th century
Price realized: $8,125


A Limoges porcelain yellow-ground armorial part dinner service
20th century
Price realized: $10,625


A North European rosewood side chair
Late 19th/early 20th century
Price realized: $2,750


A Victorian ebonized and verre eglomise side table
Circa 1860
Price realized: $4,750


A pair of decalcomania table lamps
Late 19th/20th century
Price realized: $4,750


And the Definitive Bouvier Signature Item

Two pairs of fashion sunglasses, Gucci
Late 20th century
Price realized: $2,750