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  • Object:

    Cruet set

  • Place of origin:

    Bloxwich (made)
    Chipping Campden (designed)

  • Date:

    ca. 1957 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Robert Welch MBE, RDI (designer)
    J. & J. Wiggin Ltd. (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Stainless steel

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the manufacturers

  • Museum number:

    CIRC.344 to B-1959

  • Gallery location:

    20th Century, Room 76, case 7 []

Robert Welch (1929-2000) was trained at the Birmingham School of Art under Ralph Baxendale and Cyril Shiner. From 1952 to 1955 he was at the Royal College of Art, after which he was appointed as design consultant to J.J. Wiggin of Sheffield, manufacturers of stainless steel tableware. Throughout his career he undertook many industrial design commissions (he designed the stainless steel tableware for the Orient liner Oriana) while continuing to practise as a silversmith.

Physical description

Cruet stand in three pieces, salt and pepper holders and mustard dish (without cover).

Place of Origin

Bloxwich (made)
Chipping Campden (designed)


ca. 1957 (made)


Robert Welch MBE, RDI (designer)
J. & J. Wiggin Ltd. (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Stainless steel

Descriptive line

Cruet set, English, ca.1957


Stainless steel


Tableware & cutlery; Metalwork; Product design


Metalwork Collection

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