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Milk jug

  • Place of origin:

    Chipping Campden (designed)
    Bloxwich (made)

  • Date:

    1960 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Stainless steel

  • Credit Line:

    Given by J.J. Wiggin Ltd.

  • Museum number:

    CIRC.410-1960

  • Gallery location:

    Silver, Room 67, The Whiteley Galleries, case 20

This milk jug is part of a coffee set, designed by Robert Welch for the Orient Line for use on the liner, SS Oriana. It was also used on the P&O liner, the Canberra. One of the biggest single commissions received by Welch was to design the tableware for the Orient liner, SS Oriana (1960-1986) which was designed and manufactured between 1958 and 1960. The Orient Line under the chairmanship of Sir Colin Anderson had consistently developed an enlightened design policy and employed some of the best and most innovative designers and architects of the day in the construction and fitting out of their ships.

Physical description

Milk jug in stainless steel, part of a coffee set.

Place of Origin

Chipping Campden (designed)
Bloxwich (made)

Date

1960 (made)

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

Stainless steel

Marks and inscriptions

'OLD HALL / STAINLESS STEEL / DESIGNED BY ROBERT WELCH FOR THE ORIENT LINE'
stamped

Dimensions

Height: 7.2 cm, Length: 14.8 cm

Object history note

Acquisition RF: 60/3660
Gift
From a coffee set. Designed by Robert Welch for the Orient Line for use on the liner, SS Oriana. One of the biggest single commissions received by Welch was to design the tableware for the Orient liner, SS Oriana (1960-1986) which was designed and manufactured between 1958 and 1960. The Orient Line under the chairmanship of Sir Colin Anderson had consistently developed an enlightened design policy and employed some of the best and most innovative designers and architects of the day in the construction and fitting out of their ships.

Descriptive line

Milk jug, stainless steel, designed by Robert Welch, made by J. & J. Wiggin Ltd.; Bloxwich, 1960

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

Charlotte and Peter Fiell, Robert Welch Design Craft and Industry, London, Laurence King Publishing, 2015. pp.62-65. ill. ISBN. 9781780676050

Categories

Metalwork; Tableware & cutlery; Tea, Coffee & Chocolate wares; Transport

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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