Tower of London Goblet by Robert Welch

Robert Welch believed that good design should be universal, a belief that inspired him to accept this commission to make a commemorative piece.


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 Welch’s 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&A’s 15th-century Studley Bowl. Welch grew up in Malvern, less than 25 miles from Chipping Campden, and the goblet joins a permanent display of Welch’s work at Court Barn Museum.


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Venue details

Court Barn Church Street, CHIPPING CAMPDEN Gloucestershire GL55 6JE 01386 841 951

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass (standard entry £5)

1 Apr – 30 Sept Tue – Sun, 10am – 5pm 1 Oct – 31 Mar Tue – Sun, 10am – 4pm Closed 24 Dec ​– 26 Dec, 1 Jan