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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Royal Worcester topographical mug by Raymond Rushton having two handles, on a blue ground with gilt highlights, dated 1919. Condition: good to fair, hairline crack to the base. Height 15 cm

A miniature Royal Worcester cup, 1903, the straight sided tankard style cup with a 'C' form handle decorated with a full blown yellow rose with pink and yellow buds to the reverse upon a blush apricot ground; black backstamp underside. Height 4 cm

Royal Worcester handpainted miniature mug with floral decoration, circa 1902

Three various English porcelain items, including boxed Royal Crown Derby Australia Bicentenial mug #437/500; Royal Worcester Arundel Castle plate; and Wedgwood Sydney Government house plate. Height 8 cm (mug)

Royal Worcester 'Evesham' plates, mugs & dishes including 9 dinner plates, 6 sweet dishes, 2 mugs and 4 various dishes

Royal Worcester miniature loving cup with 3 handles, circa 1927, 4 cm high, as inspected

A Royal Worcester porcelain mug with scroll handle and gilt edging. Painted with a goldfinch by Pontill?, circa 1926. Height 7 cm

Antique miniature Royal Worcester blush ivory porcelain tankard date code for 1912

A Royal Worcester perfume bottle, circa 1890, painted with a bird, gilt mark, 8.5 cm length; and a candle snuffer, 1903 of a lady with a scarf and cap; and four Worcester miniature mugs. two painted with scenes and two with flowers. (6)

A Royal Worcester footed vase signed C. Baldwyn, circa 1903, a low set beaker raised on three padded feet, decorated with white swans in flight, green factory mark to base, 11 cm high

A miniature Royal Worcester loving cup painted with flowers on a blush ground, puce mark, c.1911. Height 3.5 cm

A Royal Worcester loving cup of cylindrical form with painted flowers and three moulded handles. Puce mark date cipher 1906.13 cm high.

A Royal Worcester demitasse painted George M Evans. Date cipher 1930 together with and Royal Worcester loving cup painted with birds puce mark and Royal Worcester thimble, black mark. DemitasseHeight 5.5 cm. Loving cup. Height 3 cm.

Royal Worcester large collection of 'Evesham' dinner wares comprising of twelve main plates, nine entr?e plates, seventeen side plates, fourteen bread and butter plates, eight dessert bowls, ten cereal bowls, six soup bowls, twelve tea cups and saucers, fo

A rare Chamberlains Worcester Druids mug, the Royal Boscobel Lodge, Stourport Chamberlains Worcester, circa 1840. Height 12.5 cm

A Royal Worcester beaker vase painted with pheasants and signed Stinton

Royal Worcester commemorative cup, applied transfer Frederick 1757. Height 9 cm

A Royal Worcester blush ivory basket. Shape 1880. Date 1904. Height 9.5 cm. Together with a Royal Worcester coffee cup, a pair of Royal Worcester miniature loving cups 1902-4 and a loving cup and cover 1907. Height 4 cm

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