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ROBERT WELCH



ROBERT WELCH was 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.

For an extended biography and more illustrations of his work, see a full chapter on ROBERT WELCH in my book:      (click on this link}:                                                                       
DESIGNER BRITISH SILVER - from Studios Established 1930-1985 (styles-silver.co.uk)   

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DESIGNER BRITISH SILVER - from Studios Established 1930-1985
DESIGNER BRITISH SILVER from studios established 1930 - 1985 by DEREK STYLES & JOHN ANDREW

'DESIGNER BRITISH SILVER from studios established 1930 to 1985' is a beautifully produced 560 page slip case edition weighing over 4 kilos and retails at £75. This is a major work and should remain the definitive book on the period for some time to come. It has taken over 20 years of research and 7 years writing. Already the standard work used by Auction Houses and Museums.

It features: Introduction by Gordon Hamme; An overview of this important period; Biographical chapters on the 50 major silversmiths; Brief information of over 200 others; Where pieces can be seen; A glossary and is fully indexed with full colour illustrations. 

Book can be viewed here: https://issuu.com/accpublishinggroup/docs/whole_book_pdf

Written by my father DEREK STYLES & JOHN ANDREW - please ask if you would like a signed copy

THIS IS ONLY AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE WITHIN THE UK DUE TO ITS WEIGHT

£ 49.00
ROBERT WELCH 10 Place Silver 'ALVESTON' CUTLERY
Sheffield 1973

Fully Hallmarked Silver
Sterling (925)

82 Pieces

10 x Dessert Knife, Spoon & Fork - Table Knife & Fork - Soup Spoon - Fish Knife & Fork
+ 2 Serving Spoons Sheffield 1988 Old Hall Tableware (original manufacturer)

105 oz + Silver handled knives

Designed by Robert Welch in 1963 and received a Design Award in 1965 and has been in production ever since..

Named after the Cotswold village where he lived. This pattern is plentiful in Stainless Steel, now known as RW1, but it is rarely found in sterling silver
£ 6,500.00
ROBERT WELCH Hammered Silver BOWL
London 1977

Fully Hallmarked Silver
Sterling (925)

Queen's Silver Jubilee Hallmark

Diameter: 9.3 cm
Height: 4 cm
Weight: 97g

SOLD

ROBERT WELCH Planished Silver BOWL
London 2009

Fully Hallmarked Silver
Sterling (925)

Diameter: 9 cm
Height: 2.5 cm
£ 195.00
ROBERT WELCH Silver 6 Branch CANDELABRA
London 1978

Fully Hallmarked Silver
Sterling (925)

Height: 25.5 cm (without candles)
Width: 23 cm
Weight: 761 gm

I have had the smaller version but have never seen this large size before
£ 2,500.00
ROBERT WELCH Silver BEAKER
Sheffield 2012

Fully Hallmarked Silver
Britannia (958)
Queen's Diamond Jubilee Hallmark

Height: 7 cm
Diameter: 5.8 cm
Weighy: 138 g
£ 395.00
ROBERT WELCH Silver CADDY SPOON
London 1996

Fully Hallmarked Silver
Sterling (925)

Silver Jubilee Queen's Head Hallmark

Length: 8.5 cm

The hand made range of Twist Handled spoons was introduced in 1975 following a commission for a punch ladle
See 'Hand & Machine' pages 34-35
£ 295.00
ROBERT WELCH Silver CRUET
London 1983

Fully Hallmarked Silver
Sterling (925)

Height Peppermill: 13 cm
£ 1,250.00
ROBERT WELCH Silver 'DUMBBELL'  CRUET
Birmingham 1972/3

Fully Hallmarked Silver
Sterling (925)

Height: 7 cm

With original spoon 

Previously on loan to Court Barn Museum, Chipping Campden
£ 795.00
Robert WELCH Silver 'DUMBBELL' CANDLESTICKS
London 1975

Fully Hallmarked Silver
Sterling (925)

Height: 14 cm
Diameter: 7.5 cm
£1250

RESERVED

ROBERT WELCH Silver Mounted DECANTER
London 2007

Fully Hallmarked Silver
Sterling (925)

Height: 28 cm
£ 450.00
ROBERT WELCH Silver TOT
Sheffield 2012

Fully Hallmarked Silver
Britannia (958)
Queen's Diamond Jubilee Hallmark

Height: 4.5 cm
Diameter: 4.3 cm
£ 240.00
ROBERT WELCH Small Silver 6 BRANCH CANDELABRA
London 1977

Fully Hallmarked Silver
Sterling (925)

Height: 13.5 cm
Width: 15.5 cm
£ 1,250.00
x ROBERT WELCH Exhibition Catalogue
Cheltenham Retrospective Exhibition 1995

40 pages
£ 15.00