Robert Welch believed that good design should be universal, a belief that inspired him to accept this commission to make a commemorative piece.
Tower of London Goblet by Robert Welch, 1978
© Robert Welsh Designs Limited
- Parcel silver gilt
- Height 19 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £500 ( Total: £1,200)
- Acquired in:
- Paul Reeves
Most limited-run commemorative pieces were mechanically mass-produced with no artisanal touch this hand-crafted goblet was Welchs attempt to produce a worthwhile commemorative item. Welch drew upon medieval designs for his inspiration, adopting lobed base of a medieval chalice and Gothic lettering inspired by the V&As 15th-century Studley Bowl. Welch grew up in Malvern, less than 25 miles from Chipping Campden, and the goblet joins a permanent display of Welchs work at Court Barn Museum.
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