Vintage Stuart Devlin Sterling Silver Six Light Candelabra 1969

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A vintage solid silver, silver gilt, teak and glass six light candelabra - Stuart Devlin -  a rare and wonderful example of a candelabra centrepiece by renowned silversmith Stuart Devlin. Devlin's combinations of texture and contrasts, made him an innovator in hollowware and tableware whose influence is still being felt today. Originally from Australia, and although most would not know that they have handled Devlins designs nearly every day (he designed Australia's first decimal coinage and went on to design coins and medals for 36 other countries), he rose to global recognition in London in the mid sixties. His innovation in design and the quality and breadth of his work has led him to now be considered one of the most significant silversmiths of the twentieth century.  This centrepiece has at its base a six armed star shape rising up to staggered heights for detachable gilt wire spheres that act as shades over small glass vessels for tea light type candles, and with small teak feet or buffers to each of the legs of the base. This is the hand constructed version where each of the shades is created by soldering individual wires together in a random pattern.  - marked for Sterling silver and for Stuart Devlin of London as well as being hallmarked for 1969 - total weight excluding glass candle holders - 1960grms - overall height 320mm diameter = 310mm - diameter of spheres approx 106mm - 1969 England
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