Auction Date: 8/11/2018 at 10:30 am
Rare George Best Limited Edition Fabergé Egg – a truly stunning example, created by Sarah Fabergé - This fabulous egg has been beautifully created in homage to Manchester United and Northern Ireland's greatest ever player George Best. The finial is formed as a shamrock and created in sterling silver and 24-carat gold. The egg is spun in solid sterling, hand engine-turned and guilloché enamelled in red. The European Cup medal stands to the front, recording George Best's part in Manchester United's European achievement. To the reverse, the football League Champions' badge. The sides of the egg are graced with the official crest used by Manchester United in 1968; and, from the same year, the Northern Ireland official crest. The lower half of the egg is decorated with the famous Fabergé swags interspersed with ornamental silver and gold footballs, modelled after the footballs of the 60's. The foot is hand engine-turned in sterling silver and gold. Internally, George Best is presented on a field of gold and silver, poised and ready to press forward. A sterling black and gold diamond studded football lies at his feet. The Fabergé sponsor's mark stands alongside the authentic British hallmark. Comes complete with all original paperwork and presentation case. A truly stunning piece rarely available on the market.