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 Hereford bull. Later 20th century. Realistically modelled as a champion bull and wearing a rosette, supported in a timber display stand; backstamp underside with modeller's facsimile signature. Height 19 cm. Width 26 cm

Royal Worcester fish footed shell dish, height 11.5 cm approx

Two Royal Worcester horse figurines, to include Pyroeis and Chronos, height 13.5 cm approx (tallest)

Two Royal Worcester R van Raychvelh fish sculpture, Sargeant Major and yellow Grunt. 12 and 14 cm respectively.

Pair of Royal Worcester demi-tass cups and saucers with hand painted pheasants by James Stinton, unusual backstamp

A Royal Worcester dish by Reginald Austin, dated 1930, of shallow boat shaped form painted with pheasants sitting on pine branches, within beaded gilt borders flanked by acanthus capped scrolling gilt handles, 24 cm across the handles, puce factory mark, s

A fine Royal Worcester pin dish, by James Stinton, 1950, exquisite handpainted images of coloured pheasants amidst a misty setting by James (Jas) Stinton, signed, and upon a cream ground modulating to suffused burnished gold rims; with black backstamp unde

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)

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

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

A small Royal Worcester marine sculpture 'Spade Fish', designed and modelled by R. Van Ruyckevelt. Height 13 cm

A collection of four Royal Worcester commemorative figures of the British Royal Family, modelled by Doris Lindner depicting H. R. H Princess Elizabeth, H. R. H Duke of Edinburgh, H. R. H Prince Charles and H. R. H Princess Ann, all on horse back (4) the la

A painted porcelain figure of a horse, modern, probably Royal Worcester, modelled bearing a saddle and with decorative saddle blankets and bridle, moving in a light trot, the horse naturalistically painted grey, the tack in various colours, on an integral

A Royal Worcester 'Fox Hunter' figure, the porcelain horse and rider Lt. Col. H.M. Llewellyn. 134/500. Fitted wood base. Height 30 cm

A rare Royal Worcester porcelain figure of H.M, the Queen (when H.R.H. Princess Elizabeth) in the uniform of the Grenadier Guards on the occasion of the Trooping of the colour 1947 on her favourite police horse Tommy, the most famous model by Doris Lindner

Royal Worcester 'Palomino Horse' by Doris Lindner, c. 1971 sculpted over 3 weeks and based on the stallion 'Yellow Straw'. Similar piece presented to height R.height Princess Ann on her 21st birthday. Framed certificate #122/750. Height 25 cm (on base)

A Royal Worcester equestrian statuette of Princess Elizabeth in the Colonel in Chief Grenadier guards uniform on Tommy the police horse on rectangular wooden base, modelled Doris Lindner. Number 6 of 100. Height 33 cm. Width 29 cm

A Royal Worcester figure group of a pair of Calves modelled by Doris Lindner. Height 12 cm.

Royal Worcester figure HRH Duke of Edinburgh in polo attire mounted on horse, designed by Doris Lindner

A Royal Worcester Bullfinch figure shape 2662, the bird hand painted, perching on a floral decorated gilded trunk. Black mark. Height 13.5 cm.

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