STUART DEVLIN: A collection of ten silver and silver-gilt Christmas carol boxes Each numbered 192 of an edition of 500  (10)

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STUART DEVLIN: A collection of ten silver and silver-gilt Christmas carol boxes
Each numbered 192 of an edition of 500 (10)

Sold for £ 3,500 (US$ 4,256) inc. premium
STUART DEVLIN: A collection of ten silver and silver-gilt Christmas carol boxes
Each numbered 192 of an edition of 500
Comprising: Good King Wenceslas, London 1971, the matted rectangular cover with applied bow and ribbon lifting to reveal King Wenceslas looking out with a pile of logs at his feet, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, London 1972, bark-like textured cylindrical cover with applied holly sprig, lifting to reveal two animated figures under a lamp post, textured ground, Christmas is Coming, London 1973, linear satin finished cylindrical cover with bow and star detail lifting to reveal an oxidised figure holding a top hat with a goose under his arm, Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, London 1974, cross-hatched satin finished rectangular cover with applied holly sprig, lifting to reveal a herald angel, The Holly and the Ivy, London 1975, linear satin-finished rectangular cover with applied string tie detail, lifting to reveal a man dressed in a top hat and tails holding a sprig of holly and ivy in each hand, Kings of Orient, London 1976, satin finished cylindrical cover surmounted with enamel holly detail, lifting to reveal three gilded kings under a green enamelled palm tree, on an oxidised ground, I Saw Three Ships, London 1977, rectangular cover with over-lapping engine-turned circles surmounted with a flower, lifting to reveal two silver-gilt ships flanking a larger silver ship, on a translucent blue enamelled ground, Ding Dong Merrily on High, London 1978, textured cylindrical cover surmounted by a silvered bow, lifting to reveal a scene with carol singers, a fur tree and bell tower with swinging bell, on a cream enamelled ground, While Shepherds Watched, London 1979, machine turned cylindrical cover with polished top and tie rope detail, lifting to reveal the angel Gabriel appearing to four seated shepherds, translucent yellow enamelled ground, Away in a Manger, London 1980, linear-finished cylindrical cover lifting to reveal Mary and Joseph watching over Jesus in the manger, translucent enamelled ground, all in original boxes. (10)
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