Rue kept this Tiffany & Company etched crystal bowl (4” high x 6” wide) filled with brightly colored hard candies on a shelf in her china hutch (sorry, but we polished off the candy before we put this item up for sale). Although she used the tarnished silver-plated lid on the bowl, we actually don’t think it is a set. However, since we couldn’t find a match for the lid, and it fits perfectly, we decided to keep them together and sell it just the way she used it (minus the candy). The bowl is marked Tiffany & Co on the bottom and this “set” comes with a Certificate of Authenticity from The Estate of Rue McClanahan.
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Featured ItemsOld Locket with Something Special Inside [SOLD]
This vintage metal locket hangs on an interesting-type link 18″ chain. The locket itself is etched metal, measures about .5″ x .75″, and is obviously quite old. But what makes this piece particularly special is because of what is inside – there are two little pictures, one of Bea Arthur and one of Rue McClanahan, and they are from the night Rue won her Emmy Award – isn’t that sweet! Comes with a Certificate of Authenticity from Estate of Rue.
$214.14Rue's Hardbound and Soft Cover Albee Play [On Hold]
Rue was a fan of Edward Albee; who isn’t? She knew Mr. Albee personally, and actually introduced me to him at the Drama Desk Awards one year. I had read some of his early work in the ’70s and thought he must be a mad man, so it was a pleasant surprise to find him completely normal and seemingly sane. Here are two versions of the same play from Rue’s library, one softcover and the other hard. The hardbound volume belonged to someone Rue worked with on a project and she signed it over to Rue – there is in inscription in the front, as you can see – and that was when Rue first came to know the work of the writer many consider to be the best living playwright alive today. Rue’s pair of Albee plays come on the same Certificate of Authenticity from Estate of Rue.
$99 NOW $49.50Rue's Juicer [On Hold]
Rue owned four juicers – the girl liked fresh juice! She was always blending up something with fresh ingredients and droplets of this or that homeopathic something or another – potions, really. However, she did NOT like the cleanup involved with the other three juicers she owned. Of all of them, this was the most user friendly. You literally snap up the little silver lip that the fresh juice pours out of and the entire thing comes apart. All the pieces are dishwasher safe, too. Rue’s SMART juicer comes with a Certificate of Authenticity from Estate of Rue.
$175 NOW $87.50Rue's Flying Pig Bar Soap Holder [On Hold]
Rue loved pigs. Thus, it makes sense that she would have a flying pig as her bar soap holder. We actually don’t think this piece was made for that purpose because the base is made of a light wood and has NOT done well getting wet every single day (you can see it is kind of lumpy now). However, a soap holder is what Rue used the piece for; it sat next to her kitchen sink offering up various bars of scented soaps to those who wanted to wash their hands for many, many years. Rue’s flying pig stands 7″ tall and it comes with a Certificate of Authenticity from Estate of Rue.
$275Rue's Silver Makeup Case From Kimara Ahnert [On Hold]
Have you heard of Kimara Ahnert? She is this gorgeous makeup artist with her own line of cosmetics and she has this chic little shop on Madison Avenue near Rue’s apartment in Manhattan. Ms. Ahnert works on celebrities and socialites and other big wigs from all over the world. When she does makeup for a VIP she leaves product in these fancy little engraved silver cases – nice, right? Rue’s Kimara Ahnert case measures 2.5″ x 1.75″ and it comes with a Certificate of Authenticity from Estate of Rue.
$150 NOW $75Rue's Framed Apache Wedding Blessing [On Hold]
This is a beautifully framed “Apache Wedding Blessing” that was written out by the calligrapher and artist Sherrie Lovler back in 1997. She also drew Native American designed drawings around the edge of the piece. Someone presented Rue with a framed copy of the blessing for her sixth wedding. Although the marriage broke up, Rue kept the blessing up on her bedroom wall because she loved the sentiments it expresses. The piece measures 12″ x 15″ and it comes with a Certificate of Authenticity from Estate of Rue. We would write that this would make a perfect wedding gift except that Rue had six failed marriages and we don’t know if that would jinx the union or not!
$250 NOW $125