The King’s Beasts Limited Edition Coronation Cufflinks

Fiona Rae, designer goldsmith by royal appointment has created limited edition cufflinks titled The King’s Beasts to commemorate the Coronation of King Charles III, enamelled in the King’s racing colours, royal purple, red and gold.

The King’s Beasts are inspired by a series of statues by James Woodford. Woodford had been inspired by a set of ten statues located on the bridge over the moat leading to the great gatehouse at Hampton Court Palace, which still remain there today. They represent the ancestry of King Henry VIII and his third wife Jane Seymour.

The statues stood guard outside Westminster Abbey at The Queen’s Coronation in 1953. The heraldic creatures appearing in the lineage of the Queen’s ancestry, the ten chosen, were judged best suited to illustrating her royal line of descent and legitimacy as heir.

The White Lion of Mortimer’ symbolises rule through strength, whilst the Griffin of Edward III’ (mythical half lion, half eagle) represents wisdom and the guarding of treasure.

The cufflinks are meticulously hand-crafted using the ancient art of hand applied vitreous enamel. This is a traditional and highly skilled technique of fusing glass to metal. This ancient craft is a time consuming process, with each colour being ground by hand, applied to metal and fired in a kiln for up to 5 times.

There are only 20 pairs of the cufflinks being made, either in 18ct gold plated silver (£445) or silver (£345).

Since 2001 Fiona Rae has held a Royal Warrant to HRH The Prince of Wales and was initially supported in her early career by The Prince’s Trust.

Each pair of cufflinks arrive in a Fiona Rae cufflink box with a letter of authentication.

For more information please the Fiona Rae team on +44(0)1707271200

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