Learn about Worcester / Royal Worcester

Among the most popular of the English porcelain factories among collectors is Royal Worcester. The Worcester porcelain company was founded in 1751.

The First Period of Worcester (1751-76) is sometimes called the Dr. Wall period after John Wall, one of the founders and major shareholders. During this period, Worcester was using the formula for soft paste porcelain which was obtained when they took over Lund's Bristol Porcelain works in 1752.

Worcester also introduced the use of transfer printing on porcelain in 1757, which reduced the need for hand painting which was time consuming and expensive.

In 1783 Thomas Flight purchased the factory for his sons Joseph & John. This period led to a change in the porcelain paste used, achieving a much better, whiter body. The style of decoration during this period became much more neoclassical in style.

In 1793 Martin Barr became a partner in the firm. As the partnership changed so did the names, Barr, Flight, Barr (1807-13), Flight Barr, Barr (1813-40).

In 1840 Worcester amalgamated with the Chamberlains' factory, also located at Worcester, but still producing from both works. more...
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A superb Royal Worcester rose decorated jardini?re having pierced border. Signed H. Martin. 25 cm high.

A Royal Worcester porcelain jardiniere, late 19th century. 16 cm high, 22 cm across

Royal Worcester signed W. Powell jardiniere hand painted with water bird design, raised decoration to body and pierced upper rim, circa 1911, 17.5 cm high approx

Royal Worcester signed William Harbron pot pouri jardiniere, with 2 handles and 4 botanical form feet, hand painted roses design, signed W. Harbron, small chip to one foot, circa 1912, 19.5 cm high

Royal Worcester hand painted jardiniere signed R Austin, bold pink & red roses with gilt enrichments, 21 cm diameter

A rare Royal Worcester James Hadley porcelain jardiniere, dated 1905, with rams head moulded handles, raised from four hoof feet and stepped base the gently lobed body painted with sweet peas, marks in green, shape 250, incised E.W, 19 cm high

Royal Worcester handpainted jardiniere signed R. Austin, circa 1914, with pierced gilt rim, decorated with rose, height 19 cm approx

A large Royal Worcester Jardiniere painted by W. Jarman, squat circular shape with a decorative raised frieze to the shoulder, the body with fluting, decorated with rose buds and blossoms, signed, green mark, c.1907. Diameter 26 cm

A 'Delphic' Edwardian earthenware hand painted jardiniere, the two gilt framed cartouches incorporating four samoyed dogs, painted and signed by Austin, a notable Royal Worcester artist, on a pale grey ground.

Royal Worcester jardiniere with hand painted roses, height 16.5 cm, shape 191/H

Hadley's Royal Worcester jardiniere, hand painted with roses, 15 cm tall

A large Royal Worcester jardiniere, hand painted rose decoration. Signed a Chidley 1908. Height 20.5 cm

A Royal Worcester brown Transferware jardiniere. 1888, of shaped oval form raised on a conforming foot, decorated to the body and foot with borders of blossom and with striking elephant head handles, upon a cream ground with gilt bands and highlights; back

A Royal Worcester jardiniere by P. Platt, circa 1960, painted with fruit and gilded accents to the rim, drop-ring handles and foot, 21 cm high, 23 cm diam, printed factory marks, painted signature, painted monograms to base and numbers 8/18

A Royal Worcester jardiniere, of bulbous form within a moulded gilt rim on a gilt base signed Reginald Austin. H276 shape, dated 1897. 23 cm high.

Antique Hadley Worcester porcelain jardiniere with orchid decoration

Antique Royal Worcester porcelain miniature jardiniere (vase) on pedestal, date code for 1900

Antique Royal Worcester porcelain twin handled jardiniere with thistle decoration, date code for 1896

Antique Royal Worcester porcelain jardiniere, the peacock decoration signed Lewis, date code for 1911

A Royal Worcester jardiniere painted with roses by. H. Austin, squat circular shape with gilding at the rim and foot, shape, H32, c.1950. Diameter 17 cm

An early 20th century Royal Worcester jardiniere by Blake, the four shaped panels painted with roses in red and yellow, signed, raised gilt highlights, printed marks for 1912 and 'F132/H 10.54'. Height 11 cm, diameter 14.5 cm

A Royal Worcester jardiniere painted by May Blake, date mark for 1907, body shape F118 of compressed globular form with a pierced everted rim and a raised shaped foot, raised work and borders and gilt details throughout, the body with four reserves painted

A Hadley's, Worcester, painted jardiniere, 1902-1905, of compressed globular form with a pierced everted rim and a raised shaped foot, the neck and foot green, blue, and gilt and with raised foliate details, the ivory body painted to opposing sides with ro

Royal Worcester hand painted roses jardiniere by Sedgley.1918. Height 20 cm

A Royal Worcester large roses jardiniere, signed Walter Sedgley 1919. Puce mark H295. Height 21 cm. Diameter 28 cm

A Royal Worcester jardiniere painted by Albert Shuck, painted with roses with moulded gilt base and moulded gilt handles, puce mark shape 2079. 24 cm high, 37 cm.

Royal Worcester jardiniere with rose decorations, signed 'J. Southall' with a date code for 1909

Royal Worcester rectangular jardiniere on feet with pierced sides and scrolled handles. Number 421 Produced 1874. Height 13 cm

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