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Stuart Devlin silver, silver gilt & enamel boxed surprise egg with tree

This is a lovely detailed egg.

It was designed & made by Stuart Devlin in 1982.
The exterior is heavily textured silver that has gilded.
Inside is a gilded silver weeping tree with exposed roots sitting on a green enamel base.
Hanging from the ends of the branches in groups of three, are small enamelled silver eggs that have been enamelled in red, blue, dark green & lime green.

On one side of the tree are a pair of stick people in gilded silver & on the opposite side to, the couple is a family group of 3 again in gilded silver gilt.

The egg is hallmarked by the London Assay office for silver & 1982 & bears the sponsor's mark "SD" for Stuart Devlin.
It is stamped "207" being its limited edition number.

It is presented in the usual red velvet & silk lined black box.
The interior of the lid is scripted signed "Stuart Devlin London" in gold.
There is a small gold booklet confirming that the piece is no. 207 of 300.

Approximate dimensions:
Weight unboxed: 6.4ozs - 182gms
Weight boxed: 11.2ozs - 318gms
Height: 3.23ins - 8.2cms
Diameter: 1.85ins - 4.7cms

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