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Candelabrum - Campden

Campden

  • Object:

    Candelabrum

  • 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 with wood

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the manufacturer

  • Museum number:

    CIRC.345-1959

  • 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

Three legged, stainless steel, candelabrum, with wooden feet.

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 with wood

Dimensions

Height: 9.125 in

Descriptive line

Stainless steel and wood, England, Bloxwich, ca.1957, made by J.J. Wiggin, designed by Robert Welch RDI.

Materials

Stainless steel; Wood

Categories

Metalwork; Product design; Lighting

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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