FABERGÉ, 'Queen's 80th Birthday Celebration' 18 Carat Gold Charm Bracelet, by Victor Mayer for Fabergé Ltd and the Royal Mint, 2006, Struck in 18 Carat Yellow Gold, adorned with miniature FABERGÉ Egg, Enamelled in Royal Blue and Diamond Set, United with four Gold Charms: Acorn, Fleur-de-lys and Crown of 18 Carat Yellow-Gold and Royal Blue and Red Enamel, housed in the original Fabergé Ltd polished cherry wood and ivory silk box, as issued, with Certificate of Authenticity [Reference F2553BT, No. 15 of 50 issued]. Signed with Victor Mayer, Hallmarked .750 Fine, Chain Length 19cm/7.5", 32.00g [Gross]; Diamonds 0.16ct [Gross].
Royal Mint, by private treaty, 1 January 2008
Peter Carl Faberge was rightly hailed as an artist who opened up 'a new era in jewellery art'. Indeed, his work, imaginatively conceived and beautifully executed, elevated jewellery to an artistic excellence unequalled since the Renaissance. FABERGÉ's inimitable style is now bestowed on this luxurious 18 Carat Gold charm bracelet commissioned by the Royal Mint to celebrate the life of the late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II upon the restoration of the Fabergé brand to family ownership.
A miniature FABERGÉ egg, enamelled in Royal Blue and Diamond set, is united with four gold charms inspired, appropriately enough, by four Royal symbols found on the British coinage: two of them, the Fleur-de-Lys, from the silver groat and the Crown from Maundy money are hand enamelled while the Tudor rose from the Twenty Pence has been crafted from Rose Gold and the acorn found on the Sixpence, like the bracelet itself, is of yellow Gold.
Estimate: £5000 - £6000