Art nouveau, Arts and crafts
For sale is this really remarkable modernist teapot. It is made by Wally Gilbert with his makers mark and assayed for Birmingham 2014. Whilst made by Wally Gilbert, this teapot was designed by the award winning architect Nick Eldridge. His website can be found at this link. Nick has previously been listed for the prestigious Stirling Prize.
The design drawings for this teapot have been kindly supplied by Wally Gilbert and are shown in images. The interior filter is designed by Gilbert. The teapot was a private commission for one of Nick Eldridge’s residential projects.
Condition is excellent, and the gauge of silver used very heavy.
Wally Gilbert, an applied artist, metalsmith, designer, silversmith, and sculptor, has a unique and instantly recognisable decorative style using layer upon layer of intricate, detailed surfaces, working in silver, bronze, iron and aluminium. His silversmithing has earned a number of awards, and is represented in the V&A Museum as well as many other international public and private collections. His numerous commissions include a mace for Hereford Cathedral and the the De Beers Diamond trophy for Ascot 2000.
In 1999, Gilbert was granted the Freedom of The Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths. He is the grandson of his namesake Walter Gilbert who founded the Bromsgrove School of Applied Art.
Maker: Wally Gilbert
Designer: Nick Eldridge
Date : 2014
Marks: WG, signature, Birmingham, “P”
Size: 17.25 cm to top of handle, 10.5 cm diameter (exc spout)
Weight : 30.8 oz, 873 grams