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 Papal Gendarme figure modelled by Neal French and numbered 14. Printed marks, circa 1966. Height 30 cm

A fine Royal Worcester Bringaree Indian figurine, circa: 1887, the blushware figure in draped and girdled attire posed with a staff and hand on hip, the drapery beautifully detailed with muted hues and gold highlights, upon a circular base; stamps and impr

Two various Royal Worcester figures, including 'All Mine,' #3519; and 'Only Me,' #3226. Height 18 cm and height 15 cm

Two various Royal Worcester Month figures, including 'June,' #3456; and 'September,' #3457. Height 16 cm and height 11 cm

A Royal Worcester figurine, 'June', modelled by F.G. Doughty. Date marks c.1951. Height 16.5 cm

A Royal Worcester porcelain figure A Woodland Dance modelled by F.G. Doughty. 11 cm high

A Royal Worcester porcelain figurine, 1951, depicting 'Saturday's child works hard for a living', a young girl sitting on a step and knitting, her cat by her side; marks to the inside including registration number 832592, numerals 3262, and title. Height 1

A Royal Worcester fish group, Spanish Hog fish and Sergeant Major, modelled by Ronald van Ruyckevelt. Numbered edition: 319. Height 29.5 cm (with stand)

A pair of Royal Worcester Bringaree Indian figures, circa 1902, in finely executed girdled drapery with muted blushware tones, and realistically posed and mounted on circular landscape bases, pattern 1243; stamps (rubbed) and impressed marks underside. Hei

A pair Royal Worcester Cricklites, each modelled of figural candlestick in traditional costume. Green mark. 31 cm high.

A Royal Worcester, 'Young Farmer', modelled by Freda Doughty, black mark c.1975. Height 16 cm

A Royal Worcester vitreous china figure of a water carrier, 1891 in a draped gilded robe kneeling with an urn on her hip, 15 cm high. Printed green factory mark, impressed numbers 01/01. Provenance: Private collection NSW

A rare Royal Worcester figural centrepiece by James Hadley, 1898 of a young lady and a gallant under a spreading tree supporting a wide pierced basket, another basket at their feet, the whole on a rough soil ground, 41 cm high. Moulded signature, Hadley ve

A Royal Worcester painted porcelain figure lucky spider' by Agnes Pinder-Davis. Height 14 cm

A Royal Worcester painted porcelain figure of a young girl. 'The apple of your eye' by Agnes Pinder-Davis. Height 18 cm

A Royal Worcester painted porcelain figure Froup of two foals by Doris Linder. Length 13 cm

Royal Worcester bone china figure 'Scotland', by Freda Doughty. Puce mark

A Royal Worcester old goat woman (2880 circa 1951), figure, modelled 17.5 cm high

A late 19th century Royal Worcester porcelain figure of a young farmer sharpening a scythe blade. Height 22 cm

Two small Royal Worcester figures 'Only Me' and 'Polly put the kettle on'. Height 15 cm

A pair of Royal Worcester china figures, 'Rural Workers'; c.1920. Height 18 cm

Royal Worcester antique porcelain figure of Ruth (Water Carrier)

Royal Worcester Precious Moments figurine 'Midnight Rendezvous'

Royal Worcester figure of a horse 'Hyperion' limited edition 243/.500. Model RW3758. 25.4 cm high, Issued 1963

A Royal Worcester lustre wall bracket, circa 1870, emblematic of Winter modelled as a semi-clad maiden, impressed mark 25 cm high

A Royal Worcester figure of a seated Scotsman, circa 1880, gilt highlighting, model no 913, 16 cm high

A pair of Royal Worcester figures 'Liberty' & 'Captivity' circa 1880, the pair modelled as classical maidens each holding a bird aloft and in shot enamel decorated robes, model nos 2/116, puce and impressed marks, 24.5 & 26 cm (2)

Royal Worcester Pekinese figure group, c.1935, modelled by Doris Linder. Length 9.5 cm

A Hackney Stallion, modelled by Doris Lindner. Limited edition Royal Worcester model No. 235 (1975)

A Royal Worcester footed inkwell and cover, 1865, the masked well and cover with figural finial raised on three caryatids on a tripod base, gilded monogram and accents, 13 cm long 16 cm high. Printed shield mark for Thomas Bott with date mark 1865.

A pair of Royal Worcester porcelain figures of joy and sorrow, each modelled of a woman wearing a long gown with gilt decoration on a moulded circular green base. Shape 2/116. Date cipher 1899. 36 cm high

A Royal Worcester figure of a Chinese girl, date mark for 1954, body shape 3348, modelled by Gwendoline Parnell, modelled playing with a small dog, her cap and dress and other small details in colours, otherwise white-glazed, printed factory mark underside

A Royal Worcester figure of an Irishman, date mark for 1889, body shape 835, modelled by James Hadley, the face painted in naturalistic colours, otherwise white-glazed with gilt details, impressed and printed factory marks underside. Height 18 cm

A Royal Worcester figurine, Italy, designed by F.G. Doughty. Height 9 cm

A Royal Worcester figurine 'Thursday's Child Has Far to Go'. Height 16 cm

A Royal Worcester signed 'Prismatic' painted porcelain jar and cover, late 19th century, body shape 1412, the lobed globular jar with a cover with a handle modelled as a pair of conjoined animal's feet, painted with a butterfly, flowers, and grasses on the

Royal Worcester figure of a maiden holding a dove, 2/116. Height 27 cm