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Stuart Devlin ranks as one of the great contemporary gold and silversmiths and has been acclaimed by the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths as the designer with 'the Midas touch'.

In the 1960's and 70's some silversmiths were disenchanted with designing anonymously for big manufacturing firms, which were in decline, and they set out on their own. They focused on their own style and had a personal commitment to the marketing of their own productions. The business designer craftsmen Stuart Devlin and Gerald Benney led in this field. Devlin was very successful with the idea of limited editions and the most popular of these were the surprise Easter eggs and Christmas boxes, which were so successful commercially that they have now become collector's items.

He was born in Geelong, Australia, in 1931. In his third year of secondary education, he chose to become an art teacher, specializing in gold and silversmithing. In 1957 he obtained a post at a Melbourne college and studied for a Diploma of Art in gold and silversmithing. On the strength of this achievement, he was awarded scholarships to study at the Royal College of Art in London in 1958. He excelled and, as a result, was awarded a Fellowship by the Harkness Foundation of New York. He chose to spend the two-year fellowship at Columbia University in the U.S.
On the completion of his overseas study in 1962, he returned to teach in Melbourne, Australia, and subsequently became an inspector of art schools. In 1964, he won a competition to design the first decimal coinage for Australia.
In 1965, he moved to London and opened a small workshop. This marked the beginning of Devlin's true style. He changed his design direction away from "the austerity of the Bauhaus/Scandinavian Schools to a romantic use of precious metal." He concluded that the role for a contemporary silversmith is to enrich the way people live and work. He felt the nature of his craft and the romance of precious metals gave him an opportunity to design pieces that added delight, surprise, intrigue, and even amusement to what had become austere and even sterile within the modern idiom of design.
Increasingly he turned out rich and romantic pieces that retained simple forms. Developing these pieces required technical innovation because the traditional methods of enrichment were either not available any more or were too time-consuming and therefore prohibitively expensive. He adapted and devised techniques to enable him to produce a wide variety of textures and filigree forms.
In 1967, he began designing jewelry and, over the next decade, became well-known in London's West End with his exhibitions at Collingwoods. In 1972 transferred his retail gallery to the ground floor of his St. John Street workshop in Clerkenwell and continued holding his annual exhibition of his collection, often numbering 250 pieces. He employed 9 craftsmen here. Between 1979 and 1983 he had a prestigious showroom in Conduit Street. In 1982, he was granted the Royal Warrant of Appointment as Goldsmith and Jeweler to Her Majesty the Queen. In 1987 he was commissioned by Argyle Diamonds to make a diamond collection.
Stuart Devlin produced a new collection each year which has forced him to continually seek new ideas for his next collection, particularly since the many collectors of his work anticipate something exciting and different each year. Among his most popular commissions, Stuart Devlin has designed coins for 36 countries throughout the world, including Singapore, Malaysia, and the Cayman Islands. He has designed hundreds of commemorative medallions. He designs furniture, interiors, jewelry, and commission pieces of all types, including trophies, clocks, centerpieces, goblets, candelabra, bowls, and insignia. He closed his London shop and workshop and moved to the South Coast.
He was Prime Warden of the Goldsmith's Company 1996-7.

Personal Statement from Stuart Devlin:

I hope that my work reflects four maxims:
That future is much more important than the past
That creativity is paramount
That skill is fundamental
And that the justification for being a goldsmith is to enrich the way people live and work
 



STUART DEVLIN 12 Place Silver Canteen

12 Place Silver Canteen -
'Tetrahedron' Pattern
Stuart Devlin
London1973
Length knife: 25.8 cm

£15000

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Richard Cook made these for Stuart and he thinks there were only 7 services of this pattern made - none gilded.
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1 illustrated in Ian Pickford's 'Silver Flatware' page 167 with crested ends

 


STUART DEVLIN 12 Place Silver Canteen

Silver DishSilver Dish

Silver Dish
Stuart Devlin
London1972
Diameter: 13.5 cm
Height: 5 cm

£450

Limited edition of 100 in silver made for the launch of the stainles steel designed for Viner's of Sheffield 



Silver Coaster

Silver Coaster
Stuart Devlin
London 1969
Diameter: 8.3 cm
Height: 4.2 cm

£595 


Silver Coaster

Silver BoxSilver Box

Silver Box
Stuart Devlin
London 1982
Diameter: 5.5 cm

£595 



Silver Photograph Frame

Silver Photograph Frame
Stuart Devlin
London 1986
Diameter 11.5 cm

£395 


Silver Photograph Frame

Silver Humpty Dumpty EggSilver Humpty Dumpty Egg

London 1976
Stuart Devlin
Length: 7½cm
With certificate

£550

Limited edition of 200 - Nursery Rhyme Series


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Silver 'Little Bo Peep' Egg

London 1975
Stuart Devlin


£550

Limited edition of 200 Nursery Rhymes Series

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Silver 'Little Bo Peep' Egg

Silver Little Jack Horner EggSilver Little Jack Horner Egg

London 1973
Stuart Devlin
With certificate

£550

Nursery rhyme series - a limited edition of 200 



Silver 'Baa Baa Black Sheep' Egg

Silver 'Baa Baa Black Sheep' Egg
Stuart Devlin
London 1980


£550

Limited edition of 200
Nursery Rhyme Series 


Silver 'Baa Baa Black Sheep' Egg

Silver 'Hickory Dickory Dock' EggSilver 'Hickory Dickory Dock' Egg

London 1978
Stuart Devlin
Limited edition of 200
Nursery Rhyme Series

£550

With certificate

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Silver Bowl

Silver Hammered Bowl
Stuart Devlin
London 1969
Height: 5.5 cm
Diameter: 10 cm

£450 


Silver Bowl

Silver Letter OpenerSilver Letter Opener

Silver Letter Opener
Stuart Devlin
London 1979
30.5 cm

£650 



Silver Letter Opener

Silver Letter Opener
Stuart Devlin
London 1972
30 cm

£650 


Silver Letter Opener

 Silver Hippo Egg Silver Hippo Egg

London 1973
Stuart Devlin
Length: 8cm

£550

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Silver Charles & Diana Globe

Silver Gilt Charles & Diana Globe
London 1981
Diameter: 6.5 cm

£595

Limited edition to commemorate the Royal Wedding
Engraved: No. 2 


Silver Charles & Diana Globe

Royal Wedding Silver GobletRoyal Wedding Silver Goblet

London 1981
Stuart Devlin
Height: 19cm

£395

Boxed with original Franklin Mint signed limited edition certificate 250/950
 



Large Silver Sauce Boat

Large Silver Sauce Boat
Stuart Devlin
London 1969
Width: 27 cm
Height: 10 cm
Weight: 25 oz

£3850 


Large Silver Sauce Boat

Silver Pot PourriSilver Pot Pourri

Silver Pot Pourri
Stuart Devlin
London 1977
Diameter: 8.5 cm

£495 



Silver 'Liver' Bird Egg


London 1984
Stuart Devlin

£595

Commissioned by Boodles of Liverpool

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No certificate with this one 


Silver 'Liver' Bird Egg

STUART DEVLIN Silver Egg StandsSTUART DEVLIN Silver Egg Stands

Silver Gilt Egg Stands
Stuart Devlin
London 1979
Diameter: 4 cm
Height: 2.8 cm

£120 each

Various sizes and dates in stock 



Silver Hare Egg

London 1969
Stuart Devlin
Hare moves

£550

Box and certificate



with certificate

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Silver Hare Egg

Silver Cruet SetSilver Cruet Set

London 1975
Stuart Devlin
Height: 7cm

£695

Two sets available

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Silver Salt

Silver Salt
Stuart Devlin
London 1973
Diameter: 7.8 cm

£350 


Silver Salt

Silver DishSilver Dish

Silver Dish
Stuart Devin
London 1971
Diameter: 28 cm

£895 



Silver Scorpion

Silver Gilt Scorpion
Stuart Devlin
London 1977
Length: 5 cm

£395

One of the Zodiac series: Scorpio 


Silver Scorpion

Stuart Devlin Silver CrabStuart Devlin Silver Crab

London 1980
Stuart Devlin
Length: 5.5cm

£395

From the Zodiac series: Cancer

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Silver Cockatoo

Silver Gilt Cockatoo
Stuart Devlin
London 1987
5.7 cm

£395 


Silver Cockatoo

Silver RabbitSilver Rabbit

Silver Gilt Rabbit
Stuart Devlin
London 1972
5.4 cm

£395 



Silver Turtle Egg

London 1979
Stuart Devlin

£550

with certificate

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Silver Turtle Egg

Silver Jack in Box EggSilver Jack in Box Egg

London 1980
Stuart Devlin

£550

with cerificate

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Silver Kangaroo Egg

London 1974
Stuart Devlin

£550



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Silver Kangaroo Egg

Silver ChargerSilver Charger

London 1984
Stuart Devlin
Diameter: 33cm

£1850


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Silver 'Old Mother Hubbard' Egg

Silver Egg
'Old Mother Hubbard'
Stuart Devlin
London 1983
Height: 7 cm

£550 


Silver 'Old Mother Hubbard' Egg

Silver Ladybird EggSilver Ladybird Egg

Silver Ladybird Egg
Stuart Devlin
London 1976
7 cm

£550 



'3 Monkeys' Model

'Hear No Evil - See No Evil - Speak No Evil'
3 Monkeys Model/Paperweight
Stuart Devlin
London 1973
Height: 3 cm

£450 


'3 Monkeys' Model

Pair Silver Candlesticks Pair Silver Candlesticks

London 1973
Stuart Devlin
Height: 36cm
£3950

 



Stuart Devlin Silver Coaster

Silver Coaster
Stuart Devlin
London 1979
Diameter: 14 cm

£895 


Stuart Devlin Silver Coaster

Stuart Devlin Silver Gilt Elephant & MouseStuart Devlin Silver Gilt Elephant & Mouse

Silver Gilt Elephant & Mouse
Stuart Devlin
London 1976
Width: 4.7 cm

£450 



Silver 'Flowers' Dish

London 1979
Stuart Devlin
Diameter: 14cm
£395

 


Silver 'Flowers' Dish

Stuart Devlin Silver Gilt Ram 'Aries'Stuart Devlin Silver Gilt Ram 'Aries'

Silver Gilt Ram 'Aries' Zodiac Sign
Stuart Devlin
London 1976
Length: 4.2 cm

£395 



Silver Gilt Napkin Ring

Silver Gilt Napkin Ring
Stuart Devlin
London 1973
Diameter: 4.5 cm

£275 


Silver Gilt Napkin Ring

Silver 'Two Turtle Doves' Christmas BoxSilver 'Two Turtle Doves' Christmas Box

London 1971
Stuart Devlin
Limited edition of 100
Height: 9cm

£895

No Box or certifiacte

Box and Certificate

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Silver "Five Gold Rings" Box

London 1975
Stuart Devlin
Limited edition of 100
Length: 11.5cm

£795

Box + certificate


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Silver "Five Gold Rings" Box

Silver 'Six Geese a Laying' Surprise BoxSilver 'Six Geese a Laying' Surprise Box

London 1975
Stuart Devlin
Limited edition of 100
Diameter: 8.5cm


£895
Box + certificate





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Hark The Herald Angels Sing Silver Box

London 1974
Stuart Devlin
With Box and Certificate
Height: 6.5cm
£395


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Hark The Herald Angels Sing Silver Box

God Rest Ye Merry GentlemenGod Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

London 1978
Stuart Devlin
Box and Certificate
Height: 7cm
£395

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Silver Christmas Surprise Box

Holly and the Ivy
London 1975
Stuart Devlin

Limited edition of 500
Box and certifcate

£395

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Silver Christmas Surprise Box

Silver Christmas BoxSilver Christmas Box

'Christmas is Coming'
Silver Christmas Box
Stuart Devlin
London 1973
Height: 7 cm

£395

Box & Certificate
Limited edition of 500 



Silver Bauble

Large Silver Christmas Bauble
Stuart Devlin
London 1986
Height: 10 cm
Diameter: 7 cm
Limited edition No. 30

£650

Original lined box 


Silver Bauble

Silver Bauble Silver Bauble

London 1986
Stuart Devlin
Height: 8cm
£495

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Silver Bauble

London 1988
Stuart Devlin
£495

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Silver Bauble

4 Large Silver Champagne Flutes4 Large Silver Champagne Flutes

4 Large Silver Chamapagne Flutes
Stuart Devlin
London 1968
Height: 20.4 cm

£3500 for 4 



Pair Silver Pepper and Salt

London 1971
Staurt Devlin
Height: 7cm

£595 a pair

Two Pairs available 


Pair Silver Pepper and Salt

Pair Pepper and SaltPair Pepper and Salt

London 1968
Stuart Devlin
Height: 12cm
Daimeter: 4.75cm

£695

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Silver Bookmark

London 1985
Stuart Devlin
Length: 10cm

£220

 


Silver Bookmark

Silver Caddy SpoonSilver Caddy Spoon

Silver Caddy Spoon
Stuart Devlin
London 1986
7 cm

£350

Limited edition commemorating the birth of Prince William 



Silver Caddy Spoon

Silver Caddy Spoon
Stuart Devlin
London 1982
6.7 cm

£350

Limited edition commemorating the wedding of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson
 


Silver Caddy Spoon

Silver Gilt SaltSilver Gilt Salt

Silver Gilt Salt and Spoon
Stuart Devlin
London 1973
Diameter: 5.2 cm

£295 



Silver Gilt Pig

Silver Gilt Pig
Stuart Devlin
London 1974
3.2 cm

£295 


Silver Gilt Pig

Pierced Silver TazzaPierced Silver Tazza

Pierced Silver Tazza
Stuart Devlin
London 1985
Height: 10 cm
Diameter: 16 cm

£895
 



Prince William Commemorative Egg

Prince William of Wales Silver Commemorative Egg
Born 21.6.1982
Stuart Devlin
London 1982
Height 6.2 cm

£350 


Prince William Commemorative Egg

Silver Gilt Mounted Wood PeppermillSilver Gilt Mounted Wood Peppermill

Silver Gilt Mounted Wood Peppermill
Stuart Devlin
Part marked - C1970
(London Leopard's Head and Lion Passant only)
Height: 23 cm

£595
 



Silver 'Mouse in Cheese' Egg

London 1971
Stuart Devlin


£550

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Silver 'Mouse in Cheese' Egg

Silver Sea Horse Honey SpoonSilver Sea Horse Honey Spoon

London 1976
Stuart Devlin
Length: 13.5cm


£450

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Silver Dish

London 1972
Stuart Devlin
Diameter: 9cm
Ashtray/Butter/ Bon Bon

£295

3 available

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Silver Dish

Silver Dachshund Honey SpoonSilver Dachshund Honey Spoon

Silver Dachshund Honey/Jam Spoon
Stuart Devlin
London 1976
13.5 cm

£450


Tail acts as a 'hook' onto pot 



Eight Silver Champagne Flutes

8 Silver Champagne Flutes
Stuart Devlin
London 1972
Height: 19.8 cm

£3750 


Eight Silver Champagne Flutes

Four Silver Wine GobletsFour Silver Wine Goblets

4 Silver Wine Goblets
Stuart Devlin
London 1971
Height: 18 cm

£1650 



Silver Bell

Silver Bell
Stuart Devlin
London 1970
Height: 18 cm

£895
 


Silver Bell

Silver Sauce Boat on StandSilver Sauce Boat on Stand
London 1977
Stuart Devlin
Diameter : 10cm (sauce)
Height: 7cm (top handle)

£895

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Silver Jubilee Egg

London 1977
Stuart Devlin
Height: 7½cm

£275

Egg only

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Silver Jubilee Egg

Silver Small Rosebowls/Pot PouriSilver Small Rosebowls/Pot Pouri

London 1976
Stuart Devlin
Diameter: 10cm
£395 each

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Eight Silver Menu Holders

London 1976
Stuart Devlin
Height: 2cm
Length: 4cm
£750

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Eight Silver Menu Holders

Silver Bee EggSilver Bee Egg

London 1981
Staurt Devlin

£550

(Original price in 1981 £271)


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Large Silver Goblet

Large Silver Goblet
Stuart Devlin
London 1973
Height: 18.5 cm

£550 


Large Silver Goblet

Silver PeppermillSilver Peppermill

Silver Peppermill
Stuart Devlin
London 1968
16 cm

£1450 



Silver Gilt 'Pisces' Model

London 1977
Stuart Devlin
Width: 5cm
From his Zodiac series

£395

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Silver Gilt 'Pisces' Model

Silver Caddy Spoon Silver Caddy Spoon

25th Annivesary of the Investiture of Prince of Wales

London 1983
Stuart Devlin
Length: 6.5cm

£395

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Silver Caddy Spoon

Siver Caddy Spoon
Stuart Devlin
London 1983

£350 


Silver Caddy Spoon

Silver Table Cigarette LighterSilver Table Cigarette Lighter

Silver Table Cigarette Lighter
Stuart Devlin
Unmarked
Bought from Stuart Devlin 1970's
Probably marked inside case
Braun Gas lighter in excellent working condition
Height: 8.8 cm

£395
 



Silver Tray

London 1982
Stuart Devlin
Length:57cm
Width:32cm

£3950



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Silver Tray

Silver ChimpanzeeSilver Chimpanzee

Silver Gilt Chimpanzee eating a watermelon
Stuart Devlin
London 1972
Width: 4.5 cm

£450 



Silver Blue Flower Egg

London 1979
Stuart Devlin

£550

(Original price in 1979 £137.52)

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Silver Blue Flower Egg

Silver Royal Commemorative EggSilver Royal Commemorative Egg
London 1981
Stuart Devlin
Prince Charles and Princess Diana's wedding
Boxed

£250

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Originally sold in 1981 for £178
 



Silver Pepper Pot

London 1976
Stuart Devlin
4.5 cm

£295 


Silver Pepper Pot

Silver Charles and Diana BellSilver Charles and Diana Bell

London 1981
Stuart Devlin
Limited Edition No.7
21.3 cm

£795 



Silver Jubilee Letter Opener
London 1977
Stuart Devlin
Length: 17½cm

Designed by Stuart Devlin and made by the Royal Mint for the De La Rue Company Ltd on the occasion of Her Majesty's Silver Jubilee 1977

£250



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Silver Jubilee Letter Opener

Silver Letter OpenerSilver Letter Opener

London 1968
Stuart Devlin
No 27 of 75
This piece was designed for
Hodgsor Baker Sandelson and Co

Length: 24cm

£495

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Silver Egg with Flowers

London 1968

Stuart Devlin


£550

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Silver Egg with Flowers

Silver CatSilver Cat

London 1982
Stuart Devlin
Length: 5.5cm

£395

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Silver Elf Egg

London 1975
Stuart Devlin

£550

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Silver Elf Egg

Silver HippoSilver Hippo

London 1972
Stuart Devlin
Height: 4cm
£450

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Silver Pepper and Salt

London 1976
Stuart Devlin
Height: 8.5cm
£650

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Silver Pepper and Salt

Silver SalverSilver Salver

London 1972
Stuart Devlin
Diameter: 30.5cm
Middle has got a hammered/planished finish

£1495

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Silver Porringer

London 1982
Stuart Devlin

Prince William Christening Porringer
Diameter: 7½cm
Height: 6cm

£350

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Silver Porringer

Silver Clown EggSilver Clown Egg

London 1980
Stuart Devlin

£550

(Original price in 1980 £291)


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Silver Joker Egg

London 1972
Stuart Devlin

£550
with certificate

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Silver Joker Egg

Silver Menu HolderSilver Menu Holder

London 1977
Stuart Devlin
Length:4cm
£120

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Silver Rabbit Egg

London 1973
Stuart Devlin
£550
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Silver Rabbit Egg

Viners and Stuart DevlinViners and Stuart Devlin

Stuart Devlin designed a range of items to be mass produced by Viners in stainless steel called the 'Devlin Collection'. To launch these, Viners comissioned 100 of each item to be made in silver and issued as a numbered limited edition.

The steel one can be seen on the right


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Silver Candlesticks

London 1972
Stuart Devlin
Made for Viners
Limited edition of 100 pairs

Height: 15cm

£850

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Silver Candlesticks

Silver Dessert CupSilver Dessert Cup

Silver Dessert Cup
Stuart Devlin
London 1973
Height & Diameter 11cm
Boxed with certificate

£395

Part of the Limited Edition sets made in silver for Viners of Sheffield to launch their stainless steel range.
Only 100 sets of 6 were made in silver 



Stuart Devlin Book
40 page Hardback

£45

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Stuart Devlin Book

Stuart Devlin BookStuart Devlin Book


Goldsmiths Company Exhibition 2-6 November 1987

62 Pages
Well illustrated

£45

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