Elizabeth Taylor’s jewels are being auctioned. Among the glitz is a gold necklace whose links hold antique ivory opera tokens. Edith Head bequeathed the necklace to Taylor. Christie’s estimates the necklace will sell for $1,500 to $2,000. This has to be a typo, as the tokens I found pics of online have price tags in the neighborhood of £500. I think it will go for $15,000 to $20,000.
Rich and important people carried these permanent box-seat tickets.
|Elizabeth Taylor's gold and ivory necklace featuring ivory opera passes, circa 18th and 19th centuries, a gift from the estate of Edith Head|
|The Misses Marjoribanks’ Royal Opera House token, 1879|
|Royal Opera Covent Garden, 1855|
Theater Token inscribed with IIII Nikopolis Roman 100-200 CE (from http://www.flickr.com/photos/mharrsch/2580640202/in/photostream)
|Royal Botanic Society of London, 1857|