Gildings Auctioneers in Market Harborough has announced it is offering “rare” and examples of Fabergé jewellery at its next Fine Art and Antiques auction on 3 September.
The lots include two Fabergé pieces; one is a pair of amethyst, diamond and white enamel lapel pins, hallmarked ‘56’, which translates to 14 carat gold. The Cyrillic hallmark also bears the initials of Peter Carl Fabergé on each pin. The set is expected to achieve £2000 – £3000 at the auction.
The second item is a charm necklace which includes a “distinctive” Fabergé heart charm and another in the form of the iconic Fabergé egg. This has a reserve price of £700 – £1000.
Denise Cowling, of Gildings, said: “Fabergé’s association with the tsars of Russia, who famously commissioned increasingly elaborate Easter eggs every year, means that their pieces have an iconic status that most brands can only dream about.
“We are delighted to be selling these rare items on behalf of the owners who have looked after them in their family for well over a century. In addition to the jewellery, we also have family account books showing payments made to Fabergé.”