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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 decorative cabinet plate, the centre hand painted with apples and blackberries, signed R. Sebright, the cobalt blue and plink border heavily embellished with gold, 192.6 cm hairline crack to centre. Diameter 22 cm

Royal Worcester 'Highland Cattle' hand-painted cabinet plate, signed Stinton

A Royal Worcester Rothwell Castle plate, signed R. Rushton. Width 27 cm

A Royal Worcester pheasant plate, signed Jason Stinton. Width 24 cm

A Royal Worcester fruit plate, signed W. Roberts 1933. Puce mark. Diameter 27 cm

A Grainger Worcester plate with painted flowers within a moulded border.

Royal Worcester porcelain plate painted William Powell, scene of flamingoes on a lake with acid etched border, puce factory mark 1912 signed W. Powell 23 cm wide

Royal Worcester plate signed D Shinnie decorated with fruit and heavily gilded. Diameter - 27 cm

Royal Worcester pair of plates signed Freeman decorated with fruit and insects. Diameter - 23.5 cm

Royal Worcester pair of cabinet plates signed E Phillips with floral and gilded detail. Diameter - 26 cm

Royal Worcester plate signed J Smith decorated with apples and grapes. Diameter - 24 cm

Royal Worcester highland cattle plate signed J Stinton. Diameter - 23 cm

Royal Worcester display plates signed R Rushton consisting of two plates; Durham Cathedral and Raglan Castle, both signed R. Rushton to lower right of the plate. Diameter 27.5 cm

A set of ten Royal Worcester plates by Richard Sebright for Asprey, dated 1935 and 1937, each painted with a rich variety of fruit within a crimson border enriched with gilt scroll and shell decoration, signed, puce factory mark (10) 27 cm diameter

A group of five Royal Worcester saucers, circa 1900's, each plate decorated with a dragon in flight among scrolling clouds. Stamped to the base. Diameter 14 cm

Royal Worcester plate, with painted highland cattle within a cobalt blue border with gilt overlay painted and signed by J. Stinton. C. 1924. Diameter 27 cm

Royal Worcester plate, painted with peaches and cherries Indistinct signature. Printed black stamp. Diameter 22.5 cm

Royal Worcester plate, with painted plums and cherries painted and signed by Freeman. Printed black stamp. Diameter 23.5 cm

Royal Worcester plate, with painted apples and blackberries signed and painted by height Davis. C. 1935. Diameter 22.5 cm

Royal Worcester 'Highland Cattle' cabinet plate by Harry Stinton centrally painted within a cobalt and tooled gilt border, 24 cm diameter

Royal Worcester plate by Harry Stinton, 1936 painted with cattle grazing on misty highland lakesides, signed H Stinton, within wide gold borders of scrolling fruiting vines upon a cream ground, puce mark 23.5 cm

Four Royal Worcester plates, each painted with sprigs of English flowers within a deep blue border with gilt highlights. Date cipher 1883. Width 23 cm.

A Royal Worcester plate painted Richard Sebright, a cartouche painted with landscape within blue and gilt border. Diameter 23 cm.

Royal Worcester fruit plate by J. Reed and Royal Worcester fruit plate by M. Morris J. Reed plate featuring apples and berries with heavily gilt border. Diameter 27 cm. and M. Morris plate featuring peaches and berries with heavily gilt border. Diameter 23

Royal Worcester 'Alnwich Castle' plate by R Rushton with gilt border, signed lower left. Diameter 27 cm.

A Royal Worcester cabinet plate, painted to a central medallion with a pheasant cock and hen by James Stinton within a broad cobalt border decorated with gilt rococo cartouches and floral swags and festoons. Rope edge moulded serpentine rim. Puce mark c. 1

A Royal Worcester dessert service, 1901, comprising two tazzas and ten plates each painted with sprays of summer flowers within shaped gilded borders with pierced accents, the tazzas raised on spreading pedestals on moulded gilded leaf-form bases. 22 cm. D

Royal Worcester plate, signed R Price decorated with fruits. Diameter 27 cm

A group of two Royal Worcester Australian Wildflower series porcelain plates, signed R. Austin, titled red gum Eucalyptus ficifolia and diamond spotted bird, retail mark for Flavelle Brothers, circa 1915 and 1917, each of rounded rectangular form, depictin

A group of two Royal Worcester Australian Wildflower series porcelain plates, signed A. Shuck, one titled waratah, the other untitled, retail mark for Flavelle Brothers, circa 1915 and 1917, each of rounded rectangular form, depicting respectively sprays o

A group of three Royal Worcester Australian Wildflower series porcelain plates, signed R. Austin, two titled Sarsaparilla and Acacia Viscidula Acacia Triptera, the third untitled, retail mark for Flavelle Brothers, circa 1915 and 1917, each of rounded rect

A Royal Worcester Australian wildflowers series plate, circa 1930, signed, a (Albert) Shuck circular, displaying a sprig of Australian wildflowers to the well, signed to front and stamped Flavelle Roberts and Sankey Ltd, Brisbane, and with further puce fac

An assembled Royal Worcester porcelain dessert service bearing multiple signatures; R. (Richard) Sebright circa 1917, F. (Frank) Roberts circa 1912, G.H.Cole circa 1912., the twelve piece set comprising ten scallop edged plates and two scallop edged oval d

A Royal Worcester porcelain plate, circa 1955, signed P. Love, the plate with flattened rim hand painted in full with a scene of seasonal fruit, signed lower right and with black factory mark to verso, 27 cm diameter.

A group of two Royal Worcester plates, signed (Brian) Leaman/Telford, circa 1960s, each of alternating size with a central cartouche of peaches and pears respectively and encircled by a gilt embossed reserve, signed to front and with gilt factory mark to v

A Royal Worcester cabinet plate, circa 1970, decorated to the interior with a hand painted floral spray surrounded by gilt ivy on a red ground,. Diameter 27 cm

A Royal Worcester cabinet plate, circa 1959, decorated in 'Elmley' pattern depicting an English country manor. Stamped verso,. Diameter 23 cm

Four Royal Worcester hand painted cabinet plates, each with fruit decoration. One signed E. Townsend and others by H. Ayrton. Marked to base with symbols for 1940 (Townsend) and 1939 for each (Ayrton). Diameter 26.5 cm (each)

A Royal Worcester cabinet plate, late 20th century. Decorated with apricots and grapes on a cream ground. Diameter11.5 cm

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