Norma Ifill paid $15 for this striking necklace at a flea market. “This guy had it in a box on the ground. I thought it looked so tribal. I wore it about four-five times max and every time I wore it, people always admired it.” In 2008, Ifill saw a similar piece in a local newspaper, announcing the Philadelphia Museum’s Calder Jewelry exhibition and contacted the show’s curator, who encouraged the woman to show it to the Calder Foundation. They discovered that the necklace WAS indeed a Calder and Christie’s will auction the piece with a $200,000 to $300,000 estimate on it. Cha-ching! Flea market find of the year! (via Bloomberg News)
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