Stuart Devlin Silver Gilt Novelty Egg with Humming Bird

Stuart Devlin Silver Gilt Novelty Egg with Humming Bird

Code: MT20312


H: 7.3cm (2.9")Di: 4.8cm (1.9")

£850.00 Approx $1073.23, €990.68

A highly collectable and delightful original boxed silver gilt novelty egg containing a hummingbird by renowned silversmith and artist Stuart Devlin (Australian, 1931-2018) and dated 1977.

Stuart Devlin created a range of silver gilt eggs each themed with differing content which would create a surprise for the beholder opening the egg. He also produced a large range of more utilitarian wears which, along with the eggs, have today become highly sought after and collectable.

This finely and heavily made egg has a textured patterned finish and was made in a limited edition of 300 with this example being number 46. The base of the egg is mounted internally with a central gilded grass like plant with stems, some mounted with seed pearls and others with small round terminals mounted on a polished silver base and with a silver hummingbird mounted on a spring and feeding from the plant. The egg is numbered 46 to the base along with SD makers marks and London silver assay marks dating the egg to 1977. The egg comes in its original leather covered presentation box.

Provenance: From a small collection acquired in the UK Art Market

In good condition with light wear associated with age and use.