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Cup and coaster - Martini


  • Object:

    Cup and coaster

  • Place of origin:

    London (designed)
    Sheffield (made)

  • Date:

    2010 (designed)
    2011 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Watkins, Miranda (designer)
    A.R. Wentworth (Sheffield) Ltd. (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pewter, spun and polished with cork base

  • Credit Line:

    Given by A.R. Wentworth (Sheffield) Ltd.

  • Museum number:

    M.211:1, 2-2011

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This pewter cup with cork coaster forms part of the "Martini" travelling cocktail set commissioned by Wallpaper magazine for an exhibition, "Wallpaper Handmade", held in the Brioni House over three days during the Salon del Mobile trade fair, Milan, April, 2010. Miranda Watkins has created a sleek, travelling cocktail set, hand produced in Britain by A.R. Wentworth of Sheffield.

The set combines two traditional materials, pewter and cork, in a very contemporary idiom. The sheer simplicity of the design, with its clean lines and gentle curves, achieves a modern yet classic feel, while conveying the beauty of pewter.

"Martini" is Miranda Watkin's second successful collaboration with A.R. Wentworth, following on from the Gleam Pewter Collection of tableware., which won the Eureka Design Award in 2008.

Miranda Watkins creates contemporary objects for modern interiors, from intimate domestic settings to large scale public spaces. Based in London, Miranda Watkins works with clients world wide, supplying a diverse range of projects, from site specific artworks to mass manufactured designs for global brands. Her collection comprises kinetic mobiles, light installations, furniture, tabletop products and jewellery. Her work can be found in a number of important institutional collections, including the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Royal Institute of British Architects.

Physical description

Pewter cup with cork coaster.

Place of Origin

London (designed)
Sheffield (made)


2010 (designed)
2011 (made)


Watkins, Miranda (designer)
A.R. Wentworth (Sheffield) Ltd. (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Pewter, spun and polished with cork base

Marks and inscriptions

'miranda watkins design'

Marks for A.R. Wentworth (Sheffield) Ltd.
Marked on the base of vessel

Object history note

The retail price for the entire cocktail set is £365.00.

Descriptive line

Cup and coaster, pewter and cork, part of the "Martini" travelling cocktail set, made by A.R. Wentworth (Sheffield) Ltd., Sheffield, 2011, designed by Miranda Watkins, London, 2010.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Wallpaper, London, Time Life Entertainment Group, August, 2010, pp. 139, 152-153. ill. ISSN: 1364-4475

Labels and date

This cocktail set was commissioned by Wallpaper magazine. The designer has used classical lines and curves to evoke the glamour and sophistication of an era when cocktail parties were in vogue. In the 1960s, to own a cocktail set and have a signature drink helped your image. Spin doctors shaped John F. Kennedy’s image as a young, fashionable president by encouraging him to drink margaritas.
Pewter and cork
Manufactured by A.R Wentworth
Gift of A.R. Wentworth (Sheffield) Ltd
Museum no. M.208 to 211-2011 [12/04/2011]


Pewter; Cork


Spinning (metalworking); Polishing


Drinking; Metalwork

Production Type

Unlimited edition


Metalwork Collection

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