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Joan Rivers Collection Garners $2M

Jun 26, 2016 10:37 AM   By Rapaport News
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A Tiffany & Co. dog bowl owned by late entertainer Joan Rivers fetched $13,750 at an auction of her collection of jewelry and other items last week.

The silver vessel, engraved with the name “Spike,” her most famous pooch, smashed its upper estimate of $800.

The entire collection sold for a combined $2.2 million at the Christie’s auction in New York.

Rivers – who died in 2014 aged 81 – once said Spike helped the comedian stay alive after her husband’s death in 1987 drove her to consider suicide. “What saved me was my dog jumped into my lap,” she recalled in an interview with The Daily Beast. “I thought, ‘No one will take care of him. It wasn’t a friendly dog – only to me. I adored this dog.”

Other items included a Harry Winston diamond and platinum flower brooch, which fetched $75,000, and a gold, silver, aquamarine and diamond brooch, which was bought for $35,000.
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