Official silverware supplier to Ascot Garrard has launched the ‘Queen Elizabeth II Royal Ascot Winners’ Rule’ and the commemorative ‘Queen Elizabeth II 90th Birthday Celebration Beaker’.
In 2013, Her Majesty’s life-long associations with Royal Ascot was marked by the Queen becoming the first British Monarch to win the Ascot Gold Cup in over 200 years with her filly estimate.
To celebrate this achievement at the time of Her Majesty’s 90th Birthday, the House of Garrard, in partnership with Richard Jarvis, have created a sterling silver ruler and a series of unique silver, gilt and enamel beakers. Each edition will be limited to 90 pieces only.
The Royal Ascot Winners’ Rule has been engraved with the Queen’s 22 winners at Ascot and metric and imperial calibrations. The ruler measures 30cm. On the reverse of the limited edition ruler Garrard has engraved the famous open carriage royal procession. Each pieces will be supplied in a special presentation box with consumers allotted edition number engraved on it.
The beakers take inspiration from the Garrard Tudor Rose jewellery collection and feature three carved Royal Arms of England – ‘The Three Lions’ first introduced by Richard I, the arms of James I incorporating the ‘Lion of Scotland’ and the French ‘Fleur de Lis’, first commissioned by Queen Victoria. The bases have been engraved with ‘Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 90th Birthday 1926-2016’, as well as the Garrard 2016 hallmark and the allotted limited edition number.
Over the past 200 years Garrard has been closely associated with the horse racing world, having designed and supplied many of the major and famous sporting trophies. These limited edition pieces have been designed to honour Britain’s longest living sovereign, and the country’s longest reigning Head of State in almost one thousand years of British monarchy.