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 Royal Worcester four piece Aesthetic movement porcelain tea set, date code: 1889, all with black ground overlaid with flowers, foliage, and butterflies, handles formed as lizards, comprising a teapot, covered sugar, creamer, and a cup and saucer.

A miniature Royal Worcester 'Fruit study' teapot, circa 1960s, with signature of K. Mason, the petite globular teapot with a gilded handle and spout, well decorated throughout with peaches, cherries and plums in a naturalistic autumnal setting, the lid wit

A sterling silver mounted Royal Worcester blue and white three piece tea set, 1880, the teapot 10.5 cm

Victorian Royal Worcester 11 piece part tea service. Embossed & hand painted floral decoration. Teapot A/F. Length 49 cm (tray)

A Royal Worcester teapot, Flavelle Brothers Ltd, raised decoration depicting an aborigine making a small fire, signed C. Johnson, minor paint chips and crack to base, 11.5 cm high

Royal Worcester six person tea service 21 piece with pheasant design, signed Geo Stinton

A fine Royal Worcester jewelled 'George Owen' reticulated porcelain teapot and cover, dated 1876, with beaded, cover, spout and handle, the gilt jewelled reticulated body cut in bands of geometric designs tinted in pink, yellow and turquoise, raised and pu

Royal Worcester three piece tea set. 'Roanoke' pattern, including teapot; sugar bowl & cream jug. Height 18 cm (teapot)

Royal Worcester Evesham dinner set, comprising of 2 oval casserole dishes with lids, 1 oval dish with lid, 2 round casserole dishes with lids, 1 oval serving dish, 8 dinner plates, 8 side plates, 8 entree dishes with lids,8 entree dish saucers, 8 salmon sh

Vintage Royal Worcester tea set, comprising of cake plate, milk jug, sugar bowl, 6 plates, 6 saucers and 6 cups

An eight place setting of Royal Worcester 'Evesham' tableware, comprising: eight dinner plates, luncheon plates, side plates, dessert bowls, fruit dishes, ramekins; along with a three piece tea set, eight cups and saucers, sauce and gravy boats, salt and p

A Royal Worcester reticulated porcelain tea set, circa 1880, comprising a teapot, a cream jug, a covered sugar basin, a plate and a cup and saucer, each with honeycomb reticulation, painted in colours of turquoise, red and pink with raised jewelled decorat

Royal Worcester 10 pcs part tea set depicting, birds, each piece is hand painted with a naturalistic bird, scene and signed by the artist, two artists, H Powell and E. Townsend, the set comprises of three cups, three saucers and four side plates. Diameter

Royal Worcester Trembleuse trios, together with Victorian registered design part tea set and others

A Royal Worcester porcelain teaset, comprising six cups and saucers, teapot and jug. All handpainted with clematis flowers. Stamped circa 1908.

Royal Worcester tea service, comprising 11 teacups and saucers, side plates and sandwich plate, painted with blossom with gilt border. Puce mark with date registration.

A rare Royal Worcester jewelled Art Nouveau part tea service, comprising two plates, milk jug and sugar bowl, painted with gilt branches with enamel coral berries

Rare Royal Worcester part dinner service, substantial set including soup bowls, tea service etc 'Ferncroft' pattern

Royal Worcester miniature signed tete-a-tete decorated with fruit. Height of teapot 8 cm

Royal Worcester 'Padua' dinner and tea set consisting of a pair of lidded tureens, twelve tea cups and saucers, thirteen coffee cups and saucers, sauce boat and under dish, serving dish, twelve soup coupes and saucers, platter, twelve main plates, twelve e

An Edwardian Royal Worcester porcelain and silver cabaret set in case

A Royal Worcester Australian wildflowers series teapot, circa 1924, the spherical form with foliate moulded handle and low domed cover each displaying a sprig of 'Golden Wattle' on a white ground with gilt highlights, hand painted golden Wattle and with pu

Royal Worcester 'sthetic teapot, c1880, gilded blue and Imari style design. Height 13.5 cm, old restoration to spout

A mid 20th century Royal Worcester miniature teapot, gilt decorated and painted with fruit, signed T Nutt. Height 80.mm

A set of Royal Worcester, Evesham, serving dishes and tea ware, comprising; nine tureens and eight covers various sizes, four oval platters, four pie crust form circular platters various sizes, four serving platters, a cake stand, gravy boat and dish, egg

A Royal Worcester bone china tea set including eight cups and saucers

A Royal Worcester reticulated teapot and cover attributed to George Owens English, late 19th century impressed kite registration mark and Royal Worcester mark. Height 14 cm

Antique Royal Worcester tete a tete comprising tea pot, sugar, creamer, two cups and saucers and tray, date cod e for 1879

Royal Worcester Art Deco tea service on turquoise ground and jewelled cartouches having bouquet decoration and gilt borders eight teacups and saucers and side plates two sandwich plates on riveted and cream jug.

A Royal Worcester teapot and cover, 1873, the ovoid body painted with delicate swags of roses in pastel shades, the spout and lid bordered with continuous pearl beading on a gilded ground, the lid finial in the form of a gilded fruit, lid with Royal Worces

Victorian 'sthetic Movement Royal Worcester teapot of square, dragon form with contoured and hand painted decorations of birds and blossoms on a yellow ground and quad footed, dated 1872

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