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Alveston

  • Object:

    Jug for hotwater

  • Place of origin:

    Chipping Campden (designed)
    Bloxwich (manufactured)

  • Date:

    1962 (designed)
    1962 (manufactured)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Stainless steel with satin finish, cast by the lost wax process

  • Museum number:

    M.19A-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

The body cylindrical with a chamfered rim at the base, the spout cast into the body, the handle a folded strip of metal. The lid, a shallow cone surmounted by a knop in the shape of an inverted cone.

Place of Origin

Chipping Campden (designed)
Bloxwich (manufactured)

Date

1962 (designed)
1962 (manufactured)

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

Stainless steel with satin finish, cast by the lost wax process

Marks and inscriptions

Stamped: OLD HALL

Dimensions

Height: 13 cm, Width: 19 cm maximum

Object history note

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

Descriptive line

'Alveston' range, stainless steel, England, Bloxwich, 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

Categories

Metalwork; Tea, Coffee & Chocolate wares

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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