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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 blush ivory platter, 1893, a moulded rectangular platter with pierced handles and gilt enriched rocaille embellishments, sprigged with pastel toned cone flowers and other summer blooms upon a satin ground; with puce backstamp, registratio

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 '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

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

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

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

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

Royal Worcester jewelled majolica charger, red mark, circa 1870. Diameter 27 cm.

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