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Robert WELCH



Born in Hereford in 1929. He studied under Cyril Shiner and R G Baxendale at Birmingham College of Art from 1950-2 and was a contemporary of Gerald Benney and David Mellor at the Royal College of Art from 1952-5 under Professor Robert Goodden. In 1955 he was asked by J & J Wiggin to be design consultant for their "Old Hall Tableware" where he produced a very successful range in stainless steel and the same year established his own silversmith's workshop in Chipping Camden in the premises previously occupied by Charles Ashbee and the Guild of Handicraft. In 1958 he was joined by silversmith John Limbrey who would execute most of Welch's silver designs. Like David Mellor he would extend his designing skills to many other mediums apart from silver and opened two successful retail outlets in Chipping Campden and Warwick. He was made an MBE in 1980 and died in 2000.
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ROBERT WELCH Boxed Silver 3 Piece Cruet
Birmingham 1965

Made for Asprey & Co Ltd Bond Street

Height: 12.2 cm

Engraved to base of pepper: Asprey London

John Limbrey (who made these for Welch) told me that he only made a few of these sets and remembers delivering them himself to Asprey.

Previously on loan to Court Barn Museum, Chipping Campden for the 2014 Welch exhibition - 'Inspiration and Innovation'.

This set illustrated in my book 'Designer British Silver'
£ 1,250.00
ROBERT WELCH Pair Silver Goblets
Birmingham 1966
Height: 17.5 cm
Diameter (top): 6 cm


£ 895.00
ROBERT WELCH Silver 6 Branch Candelabra
London 1978
Height: 25.5 cm
Width: 23 cm
Weight: 761 gms

RESERVED

I have had the smaller version before but have never seen this large size before

ROBERT WELCH Silver Basket
London 1978
Height: 9 cm
Diameter: 9 cm
£ 450.00
ROBERT WELCH Silver Bowl
London 2005
Diameter: 9cm
Height: 5cm


£ 240.00
ROBERT WELCH Silver Bowl
London 1995
Diameter: 11 cm
Height: 4 cm
£ 275.00
ROBERT WELCH Silver Box
Birmingham 1972
9 cm square
Height: 4 cm

Similar example illustrated on page 55 'Robert Welch - Design in a Cotswold Workshop'

RESERVED

ROBERT WELCH Silver Candelabra
London 1977
Height: 13.5cm
Width: 15.5cm

£ 1,950.00
ROBERT WELCH Silver Cruet
Salt  London 1972
Mustard  London 1973
Peppermill London 1990
Height peppermill: 13.6 cm


£ 1,950.00
ROBERT WELCH Silver 'Dumbbell'  Cruet
Birmingham 1972/3

Height: 7 cm

With original spoon 

Previously on loan to Court Barn Museum, Chipping Campden


£ 895.00
Robert WELCH Silver 'Dumbbell' Candlesticks
London 1975
Height 14 cm
Diameter of  top 7.5cm


£ 1,500.00
ROBERT WELCH Silver Goblet
Birmingham 1969
Height: 12.3 cm
Diameter: 7.7 cm
£ 695.00
ROBERT WELCH Silver Millennium Alveston Long Spoon
London 2000
Millennium Hallmark
20 cm
£ 135.00
ROBERT WELCH Silver Salt and Pepper
Birmingham 1971
Height: 11.8 cm
£ 475.00
ROBERT WELCH Silver Sauceboat on stand
Birmingham 1969
Diameter: 13 cm (stand)
Height: 7 cm

(Exhibited at the Robert Welch Exhibition at Court Barn Museum, Chipping Campden)


£ 695.00
Silver 'Alveston' Knife
Sheffield 1966
Robert Welch
Old Hall
Length: 23cm



Designed in 1961 for Old Hall Tableware.Won Design Centre award in 1964 andcan be seen in the V & A, London andMOMA, New York.
£ 50.00