View 1 of Lot 8. A SET OF SIX ENGLISH SILVER-PLATED COCKTAIL GLASSES .
View 1 of Lot 8. A SET OF SIX ENGLISH SILVER-PLATED COCKTAIL GLASSES .
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A SET OF SIX ENGLISH SILVER-PLATED COCKTAIL GLASSES

Estimate:

400 - 600 USD

A SET OF SIX ENGLISH SILVER-PLATED COCKTAIL GLASSES

A SET OF SIX ENGLISH SILVER-PLATED COCKTAIL GLASSES

Estimate:

400 - 600 USD

Lot sold:

1,125

USD

A SET OF SIX ENGLISH SILVER-PLATED COCKTAIL GLASSES

circa 1930s


decorated with incised lines, marked on bases


Designed by Keith Murray for Mappin & Webb, London & Sheffield

Silver-plated metal

height 5 in.

These cups were designed by New Zealand born architect and designer who worked across many mediums during his long and successful career. In 1932, he began producing designs for Wedgwood, and it is there he developed his famous ribbing designs. His first range was entitled ‘Annular’. In 1934, Mappin and Webb approached him about reproducing his designs for Wedgwood in silver. Murray’s designs were celebrated by modernist critics of the day and his design work appeared in exhibitions from the outset. In 1933 there was an ‘Exhibition of new Wedgwood shapes designed by Keith Murray’ at John Lewis in Oxford Street, his work appeared in the exhibition ‘British industrial art in relation to the home’ at Dorland Hall, and he was awarded a Gold medal at the 5th Triennale Milan in this same year. As well as 'Britain Can Make It' (1946), his work featured in the exhibition of British Art in Industry (1935), the Paris Exposition (1937) and Design at Work (1948). In 1936 he was appointed one of the first ten Royal Designers for Industry (RDI).