Skip To Content

Support the Forward

Funded by readers like you DonateSubscribe
The Schmooze

Joan Rivers’ Dog Bowl Sells for Over $13,000

The private collection of Joan Rivers raked in almost $2.5 million in live and online auctions this week at Christie’s, with 96% of the lot sold and several extravagant purchases made.

The silver Tiffany & Co. dog bowl engraved with Rivers’ famous dog’s name “Spike,” a Yorkshire terrier that appeared with her on The Tonight Show, sold for $13,750 against its estimate of $500-800. Similarly, but not quite as shocking, a jeweled gold-mounted nephrite picture frame from 1898 Moscow went for $245,000 against an estimate of $40,000 – $60,000.

Other highlights included a pair of Louis XVI style canapés for $37,500 and faux ivory toilette set from 20th century London for $4,000.

Republish This Story

Please read before republishing

We’re happy to make this story available to republish for free, unless it originated with JTA, Haaretz or another publication (as indicated on the article) and as long as you follow our guidelines. You must credit the Forward, retain our pixel and preserve our canonical link in Google search.  See our full guidelines for more information, and this guide for detail about canonical URLs.

To republish, copy the HTML by clicking on the yellow button to the right; it includes our tracking pixel, all paragraph styles and hyperlinks, the author byline and credit to the Forward. It does not include images; to avoid copyright violations, you must add them manually, following our guidelines. Please email us at [email protected], subject line “republish,” with any questions or to let us know what stories you’re picking up.

We don't support Internet Explorer

Please use Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or Edge to view this site.