Best single Devlin piece among the 17 consigned by a Manx collector was a parcel-gilt wine cooler. Featuring blind fretwork scroll decoration to the body, the 9in (22.5cm) tall cooler was dated London 1971, a time when the Australian-born designer was making his considerable, and lasting, mark in England.
Estimated at £1800-2400, it sold to the London trade at £5400.
Topping the Devlin silver was a hand-forged, steel-bladed set of parcel gilt cutlery for eight marked for London 1976. With a typical bark finish to the handles, the set was another London trade buy at a top-estimate £7500.
Chalice tops Ramsden lots
The Ramsden lots at the May 20 sale were re-offers from a previous 200-lot collection of Arts & Crafts silver consigned by another island collector.
The major contribution to the £14,500 generated by five lots was made by a 7¼in (21cm) tall chalice, marked for London 1912.
Inset to the cover and foot with cabochon garnets and amethysts, it was engraved to the concave base Omar Ramsden et Alwyn Carr Me Fecerunt MCM X11 and sold online to a collector at £7500.