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Alveston

  • Object:

    Teapot

  • Place of origin:

    Chipping Campden (designed)
    Bloxwich (manufactured)

  • Date:

    1961-1964 (designed)
    1978 (manufactured)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Robert Welch MBE, RDI (designer)
    Old Hall Tableware Ltd. (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Stainless steel formed by lost wax casting, polished to a satin finish

  • Museum number:

    M.19-1978

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Robert Welch trained in drawing, painting and silversmithing at Malvern School of Art and then at Birmingham College of Art. He began his studies at the Royal College of Art in 1952 and enrolled in the silversmithing school under Robert Gooden.

His interest in stainless steel began with a visit to Scandinavia as a student and was followed by a period of work at the firm of J&J Wiggin in Bloxwich. He created a range of influential designs for mass produced domestic items but also one-off commissions of handmade silver.

Physical description

Circular flat sided body with chamfered top and base, the spout extruded from the body, The handle a flat strip of stainless steel bent at two acute angles and attached to the rear. The conical lid with a inverted conical knop, detachable.

Place of Origin

Chipping Campden (designed)
Bloxwich (manufactured)

Date

1961-1964 (designed)
1978 (manufactured)

Artist/maker

Robert Welch MBE, RDI (designer)
Old Hall Tableware Ltd. (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Stainless steel formed by lost wax casting, polished to a satin finish

Marks and inscriptions

Stamped: OLD HALL

Dimensions

Height: 11 cm, Width: 24 cm maximum

Object history note

Part of a teaset with jug for hotwater, milk jug and sugar bowl.

Descriptive line

Teapot, 'Alveston' range, stainless steel, made by Old Hall Tableware Ltd., 1962, designed by Robert Welch RDI

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

Charlotte and Peter Fiell, Robert Welch Design Craft and Industry, London, Laurence King Publishing, 2015. pp.92-93. ill. ISBN. 9781780676050

Materials

Stainless steel

Techniques

Lost-wax process; Polishing; Stamping; Welding; Technique

Categories

Metalwork; Tea, Coffee & Chocolate wares

Production Type

Mass produced

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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