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 Sauce Boat

Sauce boats, also called gravy boats, are a small jug form object used for serving sauces and gravy as indicated by the name. They were made in silver, silver plate or ceramics became fashionable in the early 18th century. Early suaceboats were usually plain and of oval shape, with a solid oval foot.. In the later Georgian period they became more elaborate, with the metal examples decorated with chasing and engraving, and a three-footed base, and sometimes available in pairs. Ceramic suaceboats were often part of a dinner service, and some of the ceramic sauceboats have an attached plate, its purpose being to catch drips and dribbles.
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Victorian Royal Worcester 'Vitreous' dinner set, #3277, circa 1899, comprising of 4 platters, 3 tureens (1 with under tray), large open bowl, gravy boat, 11 bowls and 7 plates, handles are in the form of elephant heads

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

Victorian Royal Worcester 'Royal Lily' dinner set circa 1878, comprising of 3 platters, 2 tureens, a sauce tureen with under plate, large bowl, 14 plates & 6 shallow bowls

Antique Royal Worcester dinner set, comprising of 3 tureens, gravy boat with saucer, a platter, sandwich dish, 10 main, 10 entree plates and 8 bowls, as inspected

A Royal Crown Worcester 'Royal Garden' dinner service comprising: 9 teacups and saucers, 6 coffee cans and sauces, 6 soup cups and saucers, 6 dinner plates (10.5 inch), 6 dinner plates (8 inch), 6 side plates, 2 vegetable tureens, 1 oval serving dish, 1 bu

A Royal Worcester dinner service, Windsor pattern, with neo-classical decoration. The service comprises six dinner plates (10.5 cm diameter), six entree plates (9.25 cm diameter), six dinner plates (8.00 cm diameter), six salad plates, six side plates, six

Royal Worcester 'Engadine' dinner set for 6, comprising of platter, gravy boat with saucer, tureen (no lid), 6 each main, entree, bread/butter plates, bowls and teacups with saucers

A collection of Royal Worcester 'Evesham' tableware - lidded tureen, a large square serving dish, smaller oblong dish, small circular bowl, larger circular bowl, circular shallow dish, oval shallow dish, small sauce boat on stand, two-handled oval dish and

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

Royal Worcester 'Regency' part dinner set comprising of platter, gravy boat/ dish and 6 each main, entree and bread/butter plates

A Royal Worcester dinner service. Pair of gravy tureen on stands, three vegetable tureens on stands, pair of large vegetable on stands, sauce boats on stands each with moulded elephant gilt handles, four meat plates, 12 pudding bowls, 11 side plates 34 din

A Royal Worcester dinner service, pattern 'Gold Chantilly', consisting of - fourteen dinner plates, eighteen small soup bowls, twenty dessert bowls, two sugar bowls, twelve coffee cups and saucers, twelve tea cups and saucers, two milk jug, two meat dishes

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

Pair of antique Royal Worcester blue and white sauce tureens, ladle and matching sauce boat, date code for 1897

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

Royal Worcester 'Eversham' dinner service for 12, dinner, entree and side plates, cups and saucers, salt and pepper, jug, sugar bowl, and two sauce boats and stands (N.B. Side plates in two sizes)

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