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Gloria Vanderbilt Custom Famous New York Taxi Necklace

Currency:USD Category:Memorabilia / Movie - Memorabilia Start Price:200.00 USD Estimated At:1,200.00 - 1,400.00 USD
Gloria Vanderbilt Custom Famous New York Taxi Necklace
Gloria Vanderbilt Custom Famous New York Taxi Necklace - The name Gloria Vanderbilt immediately brings to mind the closest America ever came to having its own Royalty. Of course Ms. Vanderbilt didn't just rest on her blue-blood line or family money but created a massive Fashion Industry, known best for inventing the concept of expensive designer jeans (as well as being the mother of Anderson Cooper!). She is also an artist, author, actress, socialite and of course, heiress. She was well known for designing and having her own clothing, shoes, furniture and jewelry custom made for her. Inspired by her obsessive love for New York, Ms. Vanderbilt loved to create or have made for her special items that reflected the city she so adored. This is her famous custom made infamous Ceramic Taxi Necklace that she had exclusively designed and commissioned. This was one of her all time favorite pieces of jewelry and she wore it extensively. Although asked to have it reproduced, she refused to let the design go into production, making it a one-of-a-kind exclusive for her own use and enjoyment. In 1997, Ms. Vanderbilt sold part of her private collection of one-of-a-kind rare jewelry and rare antiques. This necklace was a cornerstone piece of that sale, and was purchased from her directly by a collector. The delightful unique piece is set in its own custom security Jewelry box with special locking pins. Instructions as to how to open the box and remove the necklace are written out personally by Ms. Vanderbilt. This amazing collectable also comes with a COA on Vanderbilt stationary signed personally by Gloria Vanderbilt. Custom Jewelry box is 8"x13", Necklace is approx 28" with three iconic Ceramic New York Yellow Checker Taxi Automobiles, as well as custom Yellow Checker Beads.