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Lot 12: 1977 Silvered Jewelry Box from Elvis Presley's Private Dressing Area
29 October 2016
Memphis, TN, USALive Auction
Elvis' love for jewelry is well documented and he was as likely to give a piece to an admirer as he was to acquire more on a frequent basis, so it's no surprise that Elvis would store his collection in jewelry boxes in his personal dressing area. This simple yet elegant silver-plated jewelry box is lined with a dark blue velveteen, perfect for keeping masculine jeweled treasures. The jewelry box is described in part in an accompanying letter from Sam Thompson: "During the spring of 1977, while at Graceland, Elvis gave me a ring and then joked about not having a box to put it in. He then went into the private dressing area adjacent to his bathroom and emptied the contents of a small silver jewelry box and then presented me with the box. It was Elvis' personal jewelry box and it has remained in my possession since then." A priceless memento that once housed the king's treasures. The jewelry box measures 5 1/2 by 4 by 1 1/4 inches (13.97 x 10.16 x 3.17 cm) and is offered with a letter of authenticity from Graceland Authenticated.
Condition Report: The box is slightly tarnished but in overall excellent condition.