George Best egg created by Sarah Faberge
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George Best egg created by Sarah Faberge
Sold for £25,200 (US$ 42,331) inc. premium
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George Best egg created by Sarah Faberge
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George Best egg created by Sarah Faberge
Created by Sarah Faberge, limited edition number 37 of only 68 produced - representing the number of times George Best played for Northern Ireland, the finial is formed as a Shamrock and created in sterling silver and gilt. The egg is spun in solid sterling, hand engine turned and guilloche enamelled in red. The copy European Cup medal stands to the front, recording George Bests part in Manchester Uniteds greatest European achievement. to the reverse, the football League Champions badge. The sides of the egg with the official crest of Manchester United in 1968 and from the same year the Northern Ireland crest. The lower half of the egg is decorated with the famous Faberge swags interspersed with ornamental silver on gilt footballs, modelled after the footballs of the 60's. The foot is hand engine turned in sterling silver on gilt. The inside on a field of gold on silver, George Best is presented poised to press forward in match action, a diamond studded football lies at his feet. Sarah Faberges mark stamped alongside the hallmark. The lot includes certificate of authenticity from Faberge, a display case and storage case, all in the original boxes.
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