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The Alveston Teaset: M.8.1-4-2009

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The Alveston Teaset


Factory: Old Hall Tableware Ltd
Designer: Welch, Robert




Stainless steel, comprising a teapot and cover (M.8.1 & A-2009), a hot-water jug and cover (M.8.2 & A-2009), a milk jug (M.8.3-2009), and sugar basin (M.8.4-2009), each in its original cardboard packing box ( & B for 1 and 2, and & A for 3 and 4). See individual entries.


History note: Purchased by the donor in Oxford about 1970

Legal notes

Given by Dr Alan Walton

Place(s) associated

  • Walsall ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (2009-10-12) by Walton, Alan


20th Century, third quarter#
Elizabeth II
Circa 1965 CE - 1970 CE


Robert Welch trained as a silversmith at Birmingham College of Art, and in 1952 moved to the RCA where he specialized in stainless steel. His first post as a designer was for the Old Hall Tableware company in 1955. Alveston is one of his best known designs.

Components of the work

Boxes composed of cardboard

Materials used in production

Stainless steel

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.8.1-4-2009
Primary reference Number: 169622
Entry form number: 1033
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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