Silversmith to the Queen


John Taylors, Louth
Sale of Antiques, Furniture, Ceramics, Pictures, Jewellery, Watches, Coins and Silver,
Tuesday 6th February, 10am

Golding Young, Grantham
Collective Sale, Wednesday 31st January and Thursday 1st February, 9am

Golding Young, Bourne
Collective Sale, Wednesday 14th and Thursday 15th February, 9am

Golding Young, Lincoln
Collective Sale, Wednesday 21st and Thursday 22nd February, 9am
Fine Art Sale, Wednesday 28th February, 9am

Batemans of Stamford
Country House Sale – Antiques and Collectables, Saturday 3rd February, 10am

Stamford Auction Rooms, Stamford
Single Owner Collection of Ceramics, with Glass, Antiques & Objets d’Art,
Friday 9th February, 10am. Fine Jewellery, Silver, Watches, Gold, Coins & Designer Goods,
Saturday 24th February, 10am

Please refer to the websites of each company to see the most recent updates on auction details.


Words by:
William Gregory MRICS
Featured in:
February 2024

By William Gregory MRICS, Golding Young and Mawer.

Stuart Devlin was appointed Goldsmith and Jeweller to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in 1982.

Born in Australia in 1931, he graduated in 1957 with a diploma in gold and silversmithing from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology; he then went on to study at The Royal College of Art in London and Columbia University in New York.

In 1965, Stuart Devlin opened a workshop in London where he developed his style for intricate silverware with gilt light and filigree decoration.

Devlin’s style is instantly recognisable across the range of tablewares, curios and jewellery. He is best known for his Easter eggs and Christmas boxes, which are often produced in small limited editions.

One of his most prestigious commissions was to produce collector coins and medallions for the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. He was a Prime Warden of the Goldsmiths’ Company and an Officer of the Order of Australia.

Retiring to the coastal town of Littlehampton, he died in 2018.

Illustrated are some of the examples of Devlin’s work recently sold at the Lincolnshire Auction Rooms.

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