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The collection of Elizabeth Taylor
Following a world tour, the Christie's collection of more than 2,000 pieces of Elizabeth Taylor memorabilia is now on view in New York. The show serves as a preview to an upcoming four-day auction of the late actress' prized possessions, starting on Dec. 13. Richard Burton gave her perhaps the most historic gem of the collection -- La Peregrina (above), a large, 16th century pear-shaped pearl that was once owned by King Philip II of Spain. The famous piece is expected to fetch $3 million at the auction. Click ahead to see more.