FABERGÉ, 'Queen's 80th Birthday Celebration' Necklet, Victor Mayer for Fabergé Ltd, 2006, FABERGÉ egg shaped in 18 carat yellow gold and royal blue and hand-chased leaf patterned enamel encircled by 20 brilliant-cut diamonds, a further 12 diamonds decorate the bale, suspended on 18 carat yellow gold chain, housed in original Fabergé polished cherry wood and ivory silk box, as issued, with certificate of authenticity [Reference F2580 MB / 7FAB, No. 24 of 26 issued]. Signed with Victor Mayer maker's mark and London assay marks for 18 carat gold, hallmarked 750. Pendant 25mm/0.98" in length. Chain 46cm/18" in length. Gross weight 34.00g, diamond weight 0.40ct.
The unique masterpieces by Peter Carl Faberge for the aristocracy of nineteenth-century Europe are rightly valued amongst the great treasures of the world. His spectacularly bejewelled eggs are symbolic of creation and new life and, today, his art and vision lives on in this exquisite pendant created exclusively for the Royal Mint.
Estimate: £5000 - £6000