A WONDERFUL collection of pieces by innovative contemporary silversmith Stuart Devlin will highlight Matthew Barton Ltd’s auction of Silver, Works of Art and Objects of Vertu. The sale will take place on Wednesday, May 26, 2010 in West Kensington at 25 Blythe Road, W14.
Amassed over fifteen years by a collector in Cheshire, the sale will include 55 pieces by Stuart Devlin dating from the late 1960s to the 1980s. Iconic pieces include a three branch silver candelabrum with filigree globes and a matching snuffer which are estimated at £1,500-2,500; a wonderfully stylised and part textured cocktail jug and stirrer is estimated at £800-1,200, and a set of eight tapering cylindrical parcel-gilt silver goblets with hammered finish, carrying an estimate of £1,000-1,500 as is eight similarly-decorated beakers.
Matthew Barton said: “This is my second sale as an independent specialist auctioneer, and I am delighted to have been asked to sell this wonderful collection by one of the greatest contemporary gold and silversmiths. The pieces, many of which rarely come onto to the market, range from the stylised to the amusing and I look forward to it appealing to a wide range of buyers.”
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