For sale is this rare early Robert Welch condiment set dated 1959 and 1960. Silver by Welch from his early days in Chipping Campden is rarely seen on the market. He made his first commission in 1955 and, together with his workshop manager John Limbrey who joined him in 1958, he made very few pieces, prior to 1965. Most of his silver dates from after this point when he began a partnership with Heal’s and used more commercial techniques like spinning to produce silver.
For more information on these silversmiths and silver of this period see “Designer British Silver” by John Andrew and Derek Styles.
The set is made of an excellent gauge of silver and in near perfect condition with just some pepper and salt staining to the holes at the tops. The salt and pepper screw base stoppers are also sterling silver with correct part marks.
Maker: Robert Welch
Designer: Robert Welch
Marks: RW, Birmingham, date letters “k”, “l”
Material: Sterling silver
Size: Salt/pepper height 12.25 cm, condiment dish width 9.5cm, spoon length 9cm
Weight : 233 grams, 8.2 oz total