I had a spare moment last week and snuck off to have a look at the silver collection at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. The collection covers many centuries and each time I visit I seem to spot something that I hadn’t seen before.
How did I miss this?
I love the pebble shapes on the lid (it isn’t exactly clear how it opens …) which are beautifully, asymmetrically smooth and quite inspirational for the fly pressing I’m planning to do later this week. I would love to know exactly how it was made.
The only other example of Alex Telford work I’ve been able to find is in the V&A:
the gorgeous mix of silver and flawless enamel is here again – plus the bulbous, pebble-esque shapes in the handles of the vessels. I really like how clean and modern the enameled body is, it sits really well alongside those polished handles.
I’ll be keeping an eye out for his pieces in museums in the future …