O’REILLYS Fine Jewellery, Watches & Silver Auction Wednesday, 25th September 2019

AUCTION OF FINE JEWELLERY, WATCHES & SILVER • WEDNESDAY, 25th SEPTEMBER 2019 2 A QUEEN ELIZABETH II 80TH BIRTHDAY FABERGE-EGG , with multiple layers of translucent royal blue enamel exterior on a guilloche background, topped with rough cut ruby of approx. 11.00ct, on black onyx base, with 18ct yellow and rose gold detail, 115x45mm, with red-enamelled miniature egg within, of 20x16mm, encrusted with diamonds of approx. 0.46ct in total, by workmaster Victor Mayer, Pforzheim, 2006, limited edition #14/26, boxed with certificate of authenticity. This month, we are proud to announce a spectacular Queen Elizabeth II 80th Birthday Fabergé Egg up for auction.This Egg was created to commemorate Her Majesty’s 80th birthday in 2006 and was commissioned by the Royal Mint.This particular egg is number 14 of a limited edition of 26 eggs. A Fabergé Egg is a piece of decorative art created by the House of Fabergé, a jewellery company founded in Russia, and usually contains a tiny surprise inside. SEPTEMBER EXCLUSIVE: A FABERGÉ EGG Fabergé: The most expensive eggs in the world Fabergé eggs are all made from precious metals and gemstones, making them the most expensive eggs in the world.What makes them so extremely valuable, though, is the history associated with them and their scarcity.