Stuart Devlin silver gilt surprise eggs – April auction preview
Two 1960’s cased Stuart Devlin silver gilt surprise eggs of exclusive unique design.
Auction: Two-Day Specialist Auction, Silver & Jewellery Section, 10am, 1st April
Valuer: Jackie Rothwell
Estimate: £3,000-£4,000 for the pair.
The first is a side-opening egg with cobweb style overlaid exterior, which opens to reveal a cushion cut Kunzite in a silver gilt coronet. London 1968, Stuart Devlin, in a case retailed by Collingwood of Conduit Street, London.
The second is a hinged egg with a moulded exterior, which opens to reveal a trio of amethyst crystals in a gilt nest surround. London 1970, Stuart Devlin, in a case retailed by Cartier.
The pair of eggs are accompanied by a personal letter from Stuart Devlin to the vendor confirming their unique design along, signed photographs, original receipt, and a 1960’s valuation certificate for one of the eggs.
They are being sold alongside 4 limited edition Stuart Devlin surprise eggs:
A cased Stuart Devlin silver gilt surprise egg for 1979, limited edition no:9 having a textured stylised brush stroke exterior opening to reveal a trembling silver gilt turtle on a green enamelled base amongst oxidised and enamelled flowers and stones, London 1979. Est £500-£800
A cased Stuart Devlin silver gilt surprise egg for 1971, limited edition, having a moulded ridged exterior opening to reveal an oxidised bird nest containing three gilt eggs. London 1970, Est £300-£400
A cased Stuart Devlin silver gilt surprise egg for 1975, limited edition, having a polished exterior with silver band opening to reveal a silver and oxidised gilt pixie sitting on a toadstool with enamelled red flower, London 1975. Est £300 – £400
A cased Stuart Devlin silver gilt surprise egg for 1977, limited edition, having a textured exterior opening to reveal a silver and gilt fish with oxidised anchor on gilt base, London 1977. Est £300-£400
Viewing: March 29th, 1-4pm, Saturday March 30th, 10am-2.30pm, Monday 1st April, from 8.30am.
If you have anything you would like to have appraised prior to consignment to this auction, please call 015395 66201 and request an appointment with Expert Valuer, Jackie Rothwell.