David Mellor Walker & Hall Pride Silver Plated Teapot Water Jug Sugar Bowl C1958 For Sale
David Mellor 4 piece "Pride" Tea Set Designed c1958Manufactured by Walker & Hall This is a great piece of Modernist design and considered as a turning point in Mid Century Modern History
The set is in silver plate with black nylon handles and comprises of a teapot, hot water (coffee pot) milk/cream jug and open sugar bowl. Iconic piece of british design and it achieved a high award by London's Design Centre.
The Pride tea set is illustrated in many publications and is held in various museum collections around the world.The Design Centre publication from1959describes it as follows: "Electro-plate has here been given the attention which, until recently, was thought worthy only of silver. The set is not only distinguished in its appearance, the sugar bowl and milk jug are as well shaped as the tea-pot, it is designed for maximum usefulness. The lids are interchangeable and the nylon handles, are hard wearing and heat resistant, large enough to prevent the user's hand from touching the metal - an obvious point, but one that is frequently overlooked" Condition - Overall good used vintage condition with light wear, there is a small dimple towards the base of the hot water pot (this could be taken out by a silver smith), see image, there is a very small nick to the edge of the lids, see images. a little light wear to the silver plated base of the items from use.Black nylon handles are very good Marks - full `walker and Hall marks and numbers to the base of each piece. PLEASE contact me before offerding if there are any questions you wish to have answered Postage, depending on sale price, international fees for insurance may vary a little, I have quoted for the higher end in the listing, I may then reduce the cost of international postage once the sale has ended. AIRSURE will be used where possible its a quicker and safer way to send, please note that I will declare the value of the goods for customs as per the sale price, local taxes, import duty may have to be paid at your end at time of delivery, this is your responsibility. UK special delivery only or collect in person from Brighton (I maybe able to make other arrangements) More about the designer David Mellor,CBE,FCSD,RDI, (5 October 1930 – 7 May 2009)]was one of the best-known designers in Britain.Born inSheffield, he specialised in metalwork and especiallycutlery, to such an extent that he was often referred to as "the cutlery king". He also produced many other designs throughout his career, including the designs for bus shelters and the traffic light system in use across the United Kingdom. Sir Terence Conran has described him as 'Britain's greatest post-war product designer'
Mellor was the youngestRoyal Designer for Industry, elected in 1962 at the age of 32. In the early 1980s he chaired the wide-rangingDesign CouncilCommittee of Inquiry into standards of design in Consumer Goods in Britain. He has been Chairman of theCrafts Counciland a trustee of theVictoria & Albert Museum. He was awarded honorary doctorates from theUniversity of Sheffield,De Montfort University,Sheffield Hallam University,Loughborough Universityand theRoyal College of Art. In 1981 he was appointedOBE, andCBEin 2001.
A large-scale retrospective exhibition "David Mellor Master Metalworker" was held at theDesign Museum, London, in 1996. The recent opening of the permanent David Mellor Design Museum, in a new Hopkins building alongside the cutlery factory at Hathersage, allows the public to view his 50-year career.
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David Mellor Walker & Hall Pride Silver Plated Teapot Water Jug Sugar Bowl C1958: $255