Vintage Silver Plated “Fanfare” Hot Water Pot by David Mellor for Walker & Hall, c. 1955

Age:
Mid 20th Century, circa 1955
Material:
Silver Plate
Dimensions:
Height: 16cm
Shipping:
Standard Parcel
Price:
£ 40
This item is available to view and buy at:
13A Bangor Road
Edinburgh
EH6 5JY
Silver plated "Fanfare" 1 1/2 pint hot water pot by David Mellor for Walker & Hall, c. 1955. Stamped Walker & Hall 53725 to the base.
A fine example David Mellors trademark simplicity of form and elegance, with straight tapering oval sides and recessed cover with black knob and handle.
David Mellor (1930-2009) was at the forefront of mid-century design. His stainless steel “Pride” cutlery, which was released in 1953, is still in production today. As a silversmith he designed modern silver tableware for British embassies in a drive to give Britain a more forward-looking image. He is also famous for designing Britain’s traffic light filter system and pedestrian crossing signals. At 32, he was the youngest Royal Designer for Industry. He was chairman of the Crafts Council and received 20 design awards, five honorary doctorates and a CBE. A large-scale retrospective exhibition "David Mellor Master Metalworker" was held at the Design Museum, London, in 1996. A David Mellor Design Museum has been built next to his cutlery factory at Hathersage, where his son Corin continues his work as Creative Director of David Mellor Design.