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 two handled vase, James Stinton, circa 1908, the bulbous body painted with a pheasant scene, signed Jas Stinton, flanked by two small scroll handles, puce factory mark to base, pattern no. 1515, 15.5 cm high

A Royal Worcester blush ivory porcelain vase, James Stinton, circa 1907, compressed ovoid, painted with pheasants, beneath a pierced rim, signed Jas Stinton, green factory mark to base, model no. 703, 13 cm high

A Royal Worcester signed demitasse cup and saucer, 1928-29,with signature of Jas Stinton, the tapering cup with a 'C' scroll handle gilded to the interior and finely decorated with a scene of mallard ducks in a naturalistic landscape, the saucer conforming

A signed Royal Worcester demitasse cup and saucer, 1919, with decoration by Jas Stinton. The petite cup of slightly flaring profile with a small foot rim, gilded to the interior and decorated with a scene of pheasants in a naturalistic setting, the saucer

A signed Royal Worcester demitasse cup and saucer, 1928 (saucer) and probably 1931 (cup), both decorated by Jas Stinton. The tapering cup with a petite foot rim painted with a flying wood duck in a naturalistic setting, the saucer with a pair of ducks besi

A Royal Worcester 'Wild Duck', demitasse, signed James Stinton. 5.5 cm high.

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

A fine small signed Royal Worcester pheasant vase, circa 1907/8, with signature of Jas Stinton, of slender lobed form with an elegant trumpet neck and footed base decorated with an alert coloured pheasant in a muted landscape upon a satin blush ground; wit

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 Grainger Worcester pot pourri with painted pheasants, signed James Stinton. 18.5 cm high

Royal Worcester pot pourri painted with bird scene by Jas Stinton, early 20th century. 20 cm

A Royal Worcester vase and cover signed by James Stinton. Painted with pheasant chicks in Scottish highlands, the reverse with painted landscape and moulded handles. Shape no. 8313. Puce mark. 1926. 30 cm high

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

Two small porcelain vases by Royal China Works (Grainger) & Royal Worcester. 1897 and 1909 respectively. One of tapering tear drop form with a small circular foot and a scalloped rim handpainted with quail upon a creamy soft hued landscape ground, signed J

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 fine Royal Worcester cup and saucer, by James Stinton, 1929, exquisite handpainted images of coloured pheasants amidst misty heather by James (Jas) Stinton, signed, the petite straight sided cup with a tapered base and burnished gold to the interior; bot

A Royal Worcester cased coffee set painted James Stinton, the six demitasse with gilt interior with two pheasants in Scottish highlands with conforming saucers. Puce mark 1929.

An early 20th century Royal Worcester James Stinton vase, trumpet form, hand painted with a pair of pheasants within a landscape, signed, gilt decoration to both rims, minor factory flaw/hairline crack to rim, printed mark to base including shape no. 'G923

A Royal Worcester vase painted by James Stinton, ovoid shape with raised moulding at the foot of acanthus leaves, the body painted with a pheasant in a landscape, the everted mouth with blush ivory tinting conforming to the moulding at the foot. Green mark

An early 20th century Royal Worcester James Stinton vase, trumpet form, hand painted with a pair of pheasants within a landscape, signed, gilt decoration to both rims, minor factory flaw to rim, printed mark to base including shape No. 'G923', date coding

A Royal Worcester porcelain vase, Jas (James) Stinton. Ovoid form, with a flared neck, painted with a large pheasant amongst wild grass. Green factory mark and shape C799, date 1907. 13 cm high

James Stinton for Royal Worcester trumpet vase painted with a pheasant and grouse in a clearing, printed factory mark for 1921, model No. G923, Royal Worcester. Height 18.5 cm

A Royal Worcester two handled urn vase painted by Jas Stinton, the urn shaped body painted with an encircling panel of game birds and wild flowers. Repair at stem-body Union. Green mark, shape G914, c.1903. Height 18 cm

A Royal Worcester tea cup painted by James Stinton, 1910, with a game bird, puce mark

Royal Worcester porcelain vase, signed Jas (James) Stinton, c.1905, hand painted depicting pheasants. Height 14.2 cm

A Royal Worcester vase and cover painted James Stinton, of baluster form with painted with three highland cattle in a Scottish landscape Signed Jas Stinton. Shape No. 2700. Date cipher 1926

A Royal Worcester vase painted James Stinton, painted with a pheasant and chick in Scottish landscape, signed Jas Stinton. Shape No. 2491. 8 cm high. puce mark date cipher 1926

A Royal Worcester coffee cup and saucer painted James Stinton, painted with pheasant and chick in Scottish landscape, with gilt interior, signed J Stinton. 5 cm high. puce mark date cipher 1926

A sterling silver and Royal Worcester porcelain basket, painted by James Stinton, the silver E.W. Sanders and H.A. Mackenzie, Birmingham, 1913/4, the porcelain with date mark for 1912, the circular basket with pierced sides and a lobed swing handle mounted

Royal Worcester Jas Stinton bud vase signed, restored, some damage. Height 13 cm

A Royal Worcester porcelain vase painted by James Stinton, 1940s, body shape G957, the wavy everted rim above a spreading body, painted to one side with a pheasant cock and hen on the ground, signed, a smaller detail to the opposing side, the rim and foot

A Royal Worcester Jas Stinton bowl, hand painted with ducks in flight and some pond plants on a white ground. Date mark for 1935. Diameter 22.5 cm

Royal Worcester hand painted pheasant two handled small vase by James Stinton. Possibly John Stinton). Height 16 cm

A Royal Worcester cabinet cup and saucer, painted by Jas Stinton with pheasant cock and hen, puce mark, c.1923, each piece signed

An early 20th century Royal Worcester Jas Stinton small vase of wrythen spherical form, finely painted with a pair of pheasants on a foliage ground, gilt enrichments, printed marks for 1919 and G161. Height 6.6 cm

Royal Worcester pheasant vase signed Jas Stinton. Height 13 cm

A Royal Worcester still vase painted by James Stinton with a pheasant cock and hen in a woodland setting, cylindrical shape, flaring at the mouth and spreading at the foot with gilt detailing, puce mark, shape G923, c. 1946. Height 22.5 cm

A Royal Worcester cabinet plate, painted to a central medallion with a pheasant cock and hen by James Stinton within a broad cobalt border decorated with gilt rococo cartouches and floral swags and festoons. Rope edge moulded serpentine rim. Puce mark c. 1

A Royal Worcester porcelain vase, signed Jas (James) Stinton, circa 1908, the tall cylindrical vase with a pierced and gilded collar decorated with a continuous scene of exotic water birds all raised on four short scrolled feet, puce factory mark and numbe

A Royal Worcester porcelain plaque, signed Jas (James) Stinton, circa 1924, the circular domed plaque painted with a scene of pheasants nesting on the ground set within a gilded mount and moulded frame, puce factory mark to verso, 10 cm diameter.

A Royal Worcester porcelain vase, signed Jas (James) Stinton, circa 1906, ovoid, with a pierced and gilded collar painted with a large pheasant amongst wild grasses and flanked to each side a pair of pierced terminals, green factory mark and numbered to ba

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