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Sterling oven-to-tableware salt cellar - 1965

Sterling oven-to-tableware salt cellar, photo M. Coupe, © Wedgwood Museum
    Sterling oven-to-tableware salt cellar, photo M. Coupe
    © Wedgwood Museum

This Sterling oven-to-tableware salt cellar has a semi-matt aventurine glaze in sparkling brown.

This Sterling oven-to-tableware salt cellar has a semi-matt aventurine glaze in sparkling brown. This iron rich glaze was devised by Dr. Franklin and the Wedgwood Laboratories to be used on oven-to-tableware. The glaze was versatile and resistant to food acids, coffee, washing agents and scratches. The Sterling shape was designed by Chief Designer Robert Minkin in 1967.

  • Type of object: Dinner ware/salt
  • Mark: WEDGWOOD
    [Printed in black]
  • Year produced: 1965
  • Body: oven-to-tableware
  • Glaze: semi-matt aventurine glaze
  • Material: ceramic
  • Accession number: 9873
  • Dimensions: 81 mm (height), 42 mm (diameter)

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  • Robert ('Bob') Minkin Designer

    Robert ('Bob') Minkin - Designer (1928 - 2012)

    Robert, or Bob, Minkin was born in Ramsgate in 1928 and joined Wedgwood as Chief Designer in 1955 after training at the Royal College of Art. Thirteen years later he was appointed Group Designer and moved with his team to the new circular design studio opened in 1968 (now demolished as a result of site re-development), and in 1979 he became Design Director. A number of distinctive tableware patterns were designed by him during the 1950s, and he also produced designs for basalt. In 1988, Robert was made an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Art. He retired from Wedgwood in September 1989 and died in 2012.

Glossary

  • Glaze

    Glaze

    Glaze is a form of ‘glass’ applied to the surface of biscuit and other porous wares to render them impermeable to fluids. Glazes can be in a variety of colours or colourless, transparent or opaque.