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Jackie Kennedy's Cartier Watch to Be Auctioned

The items are being offered as a single lot at a June 21 sale in New York

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    Jackie Kennedy's Cartier Watch to Be Auctioned
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    A Cartier watch Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis wore for years is being auctioned along with a watercolor she painted.

    Christie's said Thursday that the then-first lady, who painted as a hobby, created the 6-inch by 8-inch artwork in 1963 as a gift for her brother-in law, Stanislaw Radziwill.

    Radziwill gave her the watch.

    Both commemorate a 50-mile hike that Radziwill undertook as part of President John F. Kennedy's physical fitness initiative. The first lady briefly joined the hike.

    The painting depicts Radziwill walking with a Kennedy family friend.

    The items are being offered as a single lot at a June 21 sale in New York. The presale estimate is $60,000 to $120,000.

    The seller is anonymous. Part of the proceeds will benefit the National Endowment for the Arts.

    A watercolor painting dated Feb. 23, 1963 by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and, right, a Cartier wrist watch worn by Kennedy Onassis.
    Photo credit: Courtesy Christie's