Stuart Devlin AO CMG, was born in Geelong, Australia in 1931. He trained at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and, in 1958, won a scholarship to study silversmithing under Professor Robert Goodden at the Royal College of Art, London. By 1963 his reputation had strengthened to such a point he was asked to design the new Australian decimal coinage. In 1965 Devlin set up a workshop in Clerkenwell, London and the following year he employed his first craftsman. His work is defined by a wide variety of textures and filigree forms created and designed in his workshop. Between 1975 and 1985 he held a prestigious showroom in Conduit Street London before becoming Prime Warden of the Goldsmiths Company in 1996. He died earlier in 2018 at the age of 86.
Clear marks. Fine surface scratches. Good condition. "In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."