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 potpourri urn and cover painted by Harry Stinton, (1883-1968), ovoid shape 2048 with moulded and gilded detail at the foot and shoulder, with internal cover and pierced cupola lid with further lavish gilding. The body painted with Highlan

A mid-20th century Royal Worcester hand painted Highland Cattle potpourri by Harry Stinton, the lobed ovoid vase with two cattle in a landscape setting, gilt enrichments, the pierced lid with ovoid finial, the point with chip. Printed marks, date code for

A Royal Worcester hand painted Highland Cattle specimen vase by Harry Stinton, the front painted with two cattle in a lakeside landscape, small vignette to the reverse, signed, printed marks including the date code for 1908, gilt highlights. Height 14 cm

A boxed Royal Worcester porcelain set of six demi-tasse gilt cups and saucer painted by Harry Stinton, 1920, with Highland cattle in a misty landscape, puce factory mark and silver gilt spoons by Henry James Hulbert, London 1919, fixed box with retail̵

Royal Worcester framed plaque plain circular painted with highland cattle signed H Stinton 13.5 cm dia

Royal Worcester cabinet plate decorated with Highland Cattle, signed H. Stinton

A Royal Worcester reticulated footed vase 'Mountain Cattle' by Harry Stinton, 1937, of cylindrical form on three scroll feet, model no G47, 22.5 cm high

A rare Royal Worcester vase, 'Six Sailing Boats' by Harry Stinton, 1905, of pedestal cylindrical form painted both sides, Rd no 427446 model 2318, 19.5 cm high

A mid-20th century Royal Worcester ovoid potpourri by Harry Stinton, painted with three highland cattle within a landscape setting, gilded basket weave to the base and pierced domed lid, internal cover with short finial, painted vignette to the reverse. Si

Royal Worcester lidded vase, Highland Cattle painted by H. Stinton (restored finial to cover)

Royal Worcester ewer ovoid body painted with highland cattle signed H. Stinton circa 1911 #1309, 27 cm height

Royal Worcester urn and cover ovoid body painted with highland cattle signed H. Stinton, 1912 #2336, 37 cm height

A fine Royal Worcester plaque by Harry Stinton 1920s. The oval enamel decorated plaque of highland cattle in a landscape setting mounted in a sterling silver frame by Sanders & Mackenzie, 1926 Birmingham, and with later outer mount and frame. Height 10

Royal Worcester 'Highland cattle' pair of ewers by Harry Stinton of inverted funnel shape, with elaborate gilt handles & banding, stamped & dated 1910, numbered '1260'. Condition: good, minor wear to the gilding. Height 16 cm

A pair Royal Worcester highland cattle vases by, Harry Stinton, circa 1950, hand painted porcelain, signed 'H Stinton' with printed factory marks to base. Height 10 cm

Royal Worcester handpainted highland cattle vase signed H. Stinton, 8 cm high approx

A Royal Worcester fluted vase, Harry Stinton, circa 1917, the compressed cylindrical body with an elongated and fluted neck, hand painted with a highland cattle scene, signed H. Stinton supported by a circular pedestal foot, puce factory mark to base, patt

A pair of Royal Worcester vases, Harry Stinton, circa 1911, compressed circular, with a fluted neck, hand painted with a highland cattle scene, signed by the artist, green factory mark to base, model no. 702, 15 cm high

A Royal Worcester vase, painted by Harry Stinton, dated 1907, having an ovoid body, depicting Highland cattle in a misty landscape, by and signed 'H. Stinton', with applied leaf form handles to the shoulder, surmounted by a green gilt highlighted w

A pair of Royal Worcester vases, painted by Harry Stinton, dated 1910, (2), the vases of spherical form, depicting Highland cattle in a Scottish landscape, surmounted by waisted gilded stems mounted with loop handles, supported on spreading circular bases,

Royal Worcester vase & cover ovoid body painted with highland cattle, signed H Stinton, 21 cm

Royal Worcester vase & cover compressed circular body on pedestal foot, hand painted with highland cattle, signed H. Stinton, 27.5 cm high.

Royal Worcester urn & cover compressed ovoid body on pedestal foot painted with highland cattle, signed H Stinton, 28 cm high

Royal Worcester vase & cover ovoid body painted with highland cattle, signed H Stinton, complete with interior cover, 24.5 cm high

A Royal Worcester porcelain and sterling silver dish, 1912 Birmingham, with maker's marks for Sanders & Mackenzie, and signature of Harry Stinton to plaque, a small circular plaque of highland cattle in a landscape set within a silver frame with a reticula

A small Royal Worcester vase, 1926, with signature of Harry Stinton, the baluster vase with a small waisted neck, decorated with scenes of cattle drinking in a dusky landscape setting upon an ivory ground, signed to image; with black backstamp underside an

A Royal Worcester vase, 1928, with decoration by Harry Stinton, of broad pear shape slightly lobed and with moulded decoration to the collar in shot colours, the body painted with highland cattle in a loch landscape, signed; printed number 248/H and puce b

Royal Worcester pot pouri handpainted Highland cattle scene & signed by H. Stinton, 12 cm high approx.

A signed Royal Worcester demitasse cup and saucer, 1919, with decoration by Harry Stinton. The shallow cup burnished gold to the exterior and with an interior design of highland cattle in heather, the saucer similarly embellished, signed to both and with p

A Royal Worcester vase, signed H. Stinton. 20 cm high.

A superb Royal Worcester twin handled vase, signed H. Stinton. 31 cm high.

A Royal Worcester ewer, signed H. Stinton. 17 cm high

A Royal Worcester vase, signed H. Stinton. 8 cm high.

A Royal Worcester potpourri jar, painted by Harry Stinton, squat ovoid shape, decorated with Highland cattle in a misty landscape; the pierced cover fixed to the base; c.1955. Height 12 cm

A signed Royal Worcester covered vase, 1917, with signature of Jas Stinton, the lobed tapering vase upon a small foot with an applied decorative collar in shot enamels surmounted by a pierced domed lid with a pointed finial similarly embellished, finely de

A signed Royal Worcester covered vase, 1956, with signature of Harry Stinton. a globular pot with a pierced domed lid and finial having an applied decorative collar and frame in burnished olive gold colours creating four shaped reserves with finely painted

A small Royal Worcester vase, circa 1960, with signature of H. Stinton, the elongated tapering vase with a waisted neck and a gilded rim, painted with Scottish highland cattle in a pastel landscape setting; signed to image; backstamp underside. Height 14 c

A Royal Worcester 'Highland Cattle' porcelain vase by Harry Stinton, the twin handled vase of globular form, the body painted with highland cattle by a misty loch, the reverse with loch impression, puce 'Maple' mark, shape 121, 17.5 cm high

A Royal Worcester 'Highland Cattle' porcelain dish by John Stinton, dated 1912, of oval form with scroll moulded gilded rim, signed John Stinton, marked 233/H, 27 cm x 23 cm

A Royal Worcester vase painted Harry Stinton. Signed H Stinton. Cylindrical form painted with two highland cattle in misty Scottish highlands. Shape H 257. Puce mark. Date cipher 1931 10 cm high

A Royal Worcester Harry Stinton pot pourri urn and cover, the squat spherical body painted with two highland cattle signed H Stinton, the pierced and gilded domed cover with finial, raised on four scrolling and gilded feet. Black mark shape height 261. Dat

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