This range of Twist Handled spoons was introduced in 1975 following a commission for an identical punch ladle to this one.
See 'Hand & Machine' pages 34-35
12 Place Setting - 'Alveston' - Silver Canteen
170 pieces - each place setting comprises 13 pieces:12 xTable Knife & Fork - Dessert Knife & ForkFish Knife & Fork - Fruit Knife & Fork Soup, Dessert, Fruit, Tea, & Coffee Spoons+ 8 Serving Spoons + 2 Butter Knives - 2 Sugar Shovels - Sauce Ladles'Alveston' (now called RW1)
won several awards inc:Design Centre Award 1965 and The Observer 1969
Original cabinet designed by Robert Welch for this service Made by Tony McMullen (Lecturer in Cabinet Making at Birmingham Polytechnic)
Now in The Pearson Silver Collection
Height: 23 cm
Width: 20 cm
Weight: 1122 gms
One of only 3 made - original commissioned by George Breeze (Chief Art Gallery and Museums Officer, Cheltenham Borough Council)
Breeze wrote the forward in the catalogue for the Robert Welch Retrospective Exhibition, Cheltenham in 1995
This was loaned to the Robert Welch Exhibition Court Barn Museum, Chipping Campden - Now in The Pearson Silver Collection
9 cm square
Height: 4 cm
Similar example illustrated on page 55 'Robert Welch - Design in a Cotswold Workshop'
This is now in the Robert Welch Collection at The Court Barn Museum, Chipping Campden
Made for Asprey & Co Ltd
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'
Length: 17.7 cm
Engraved to base: Susannah
An early example with his first maler's mark: R over W
Had previously been on loan to Court Barn Museum, Chipping Campden
Height Coffee: 20.5 cm
Width Tea Pot: 25.5 cm
This design first appeared in 1971. Costly to make; constructed from a seamed oval cone soldered to a hand-raised base.A rare example in fine condition
Limited Edition Silver Goblet to commemorate the 900th anniversary of the founding of the White Tower at the Tower of London
Height:19cm Weight: 10½oz
Limited edition of 50 in original box