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  • Object:

    Coffee set

  • Place of origin:

    Chipping Campden (designed)
    Bloxwich (made)

  • Date:

    ca.1957 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Stainless steel and teak

  • Credit Line:

    Gift of the manufacturer

  • Museum number:


  • 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 Goodden.

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

Coffee set consisting of three vessels, the coffee pot and hot milk jug identical, the bodies a flared truncated cone of stainless steel on a flat base, the handles, a teak rod attached to the side, the lids an inverted cone of stainless steel with teak knops. The sugar bowl, a flared cone.

Place of Origin

Chipping Campden (designed)
Bloxwich (made)


ca.1957 (made)


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

Materials and Techniques

Stainless steel and teak

Descriptive line

Stainless steel, teak details, Bloxwich, ca.1957, made by J.J. Wiggin Ltd., designed by Robert Welch RDI


Stainless steel; Teak


Containers; Metalwork; Tea, Coffee & Chocolate wares


Metalwork Collection

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