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...

Learn about Coffee Pots

Before the invention of the dripolator, percolator and the expresso machine, the roasted and ground coffee beans were placed in a pot, and hot water was added, to infuse the water with the coffee. After the coffee had brewed it was ready for pouring, a similar process to that used to make tea now. It was not until the invention of the percolator in the late 19th century, that use of the coffee pot began to decline. From the early 18th century to the end of the 19th century, coffee pots were produced in silver, silver plate and by most of the major ceramics producers who produced dinnerware, including Wedgwood, Royal Worcester and Belleek.
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Royal Worcester 'Highland Sheep' demitasse coffee set by Ernest Barker for six persons comprising six coffee cups & saucers, signed & dated 1898. Together with six English hallmarked sterling silver coffee spoons. London, 1923, maker Henry James Hulbert, w

A boxed Royal Worcester 'Butterflies' coffee set, 1982, the setting for six, comprising six coffee cans and associated saucers, the cans individually decorated with butterflies and floral sprigs, with simple gold rims; backstamps underside and pape

A Royal Worcester demi tasse coffee set for si, together with a Royal Worcester pin dish, (13) hand painted with summer fruits, (13), cups 5.3 cm high, saucers 10.4 cm in diameter, dish 11 cm in length

An Eighty nine piece Royal Worcester dinner service, 1958-2001 period of manufacture, 'Viceroy gold' pattern, the white service for eight simply embellished with a gold rim and borders, comprising: dinner, entree, side plates, sweet bowls, bouillon and tea

Royal Worcester coffee set Roanoke pattern, comprising coffee pot, sugar, creamer, 14 coffee cans & saucers & a sweet dish

Royal Worcester 'Woodland' tea & coffee service, comprising 3 cake plates, 1 platter, 2 teapots, 18 teacups with saucers, 17 bread/butter plates, 1 coffee pot, 12 coffee cups with saucers, 2 sugar bowls, and 2 creamers

A Royal Worcester boxed 'Fruit' painted coffee set, signed Austin, Price, Harper and Flextman, each cup with gilded exterior and fruit painted well, the saucers with concentric gilding and painting, various artists' signatures, puce mark, six in the set an

A Royal Worcester boxed 'Fruit' painted coffee set, signed W.bee, circa 1949, each embellished with blue ground band with gilded trellis design and fruit painted rim, signed W.bee, puce mark, six in the set

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

Royal Worcester coffee pot painted with fruit, signed E Townsend c1936, 18 cm height

A Royal Worcester cased coffee set painted James Stinton, the six demitasse with gilt interior with two pheasants in Scottish highlands with conforming saucers. Puce mark 1929.

Royal Worcester 'Evesham' coffee set, comprising of coffee pot & 4 cup/saucers

Very good Royal Worcester coffee set, in the 18th century style with yellow scale ground and hand painted bird & insect decoration. Signed my various artists including Freeman. Comprising coffee pot, lidded sugar, sparrow beak jug, six each coffee cups & s

A Royal Worcester porcelain coffee set, circa 1864, comprising a lobed rectangular tray, a coffee pot, a lidded sugar bowl with cover, a milk jug and two cups with saucers, each individually painted with birds and floral sprays edged with turquoise and gil

A Royal Worcester miniature coffee set, painted with fruit and signed Freeman, consisting of a coffee pot, lidded sugar and cream, one trio, 1951

A Royal Worcester cased coffee service in pheasant pattern, circa 1902, comprising six demi-tasses and saucers painted with pheasants and acorns, by A.Shuck, together with silver mocca spoons in the original fitted satin lined case with printed distributor

Royal Worcester 20th century cased coffee set for 6 of fox Hunt scene by J Hendry designed by HR Millais

A Royal Worcester, boxed demitasse coffee service consisting of: 6 cups and saucers and 6 sterling silver coffee spoons, the porcelain in royal blue with floral and gilt friezes and gilt cup interiors dated as 1927

A Royal Worcester 'Royal garden' ten setting dinner service, comprising of an oval ashette, 11 large dinner plates, 10 smaller dinner plates, an oval sauceboat on saucer dish, two handled tureens with covers, 10 entree dishes, 10 soup plates, 10 handled ra

Royal Worcester miniature coffee set with fruit, indistinctly signed

A Royal Worcester boxed coffee service comprising six demitasse, sugar bowl and jug, each black with gilt banding and gilt interior, a coffee pot and six silver and enamel spoons.

Royal Worcester miniature coffee pot with fruit decoration, date code for 1951

A Royal Worcester part dinner tea and coffee service, circa 1950

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