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, highland cattle plate, 1926, painted by John Stinton, depicting cattle in a landscape, with gilt highlighs, signed 'J. Stinton', with printed Royal Worcester mark to underside, diameter 23.5 cm

A Royal Worcester two handled vase and cover, John Stinton, circa 1914, compressed circular in form, hand painted with a highland cattle scene, signed by the artist, with two figural scroll handles, seated on a pedestal foot, puce factory mark to base, mod

A Grainger Worcester ewer, painted by John Stinton, circa 1900, the ewer of tapering form, surmounted by a scrolling loop handle, reticulated pink ground spout highlighted with gilding, the body depicting British cattle in a misty landscape, by and signed

A Royal Worcester lidded vase, painted by John Stinton, dated 1906, having an ovoid body, depicting Highland cattle in a misty landscape, by and signed 'J. Stinton', with applied leaf form handles to the shoulder, surmounted by a gilt highlighted w

A 1913 Royal Worcester John Stinton painted Highland Cattle urn, the ovoid body painted with two cattle in a mountainous landscape, a river landscape to the reverse, ornate gilt enrichments to the two looping handles, rims and spreading circular base, shap

A Royal Worcester vase painted, by John Stinton, circa 1894, 29 cm high

A signed Royal china works (Grainger & Co) Worcester vase, circa 1897, with signature of John Stinton, the pear shaped urn with a trumpet neck having curvaceous pierced foliate handles and moulded leaf borders to the neck, base and foot with rich gilded hi

A fine signed Royal Worcester covered pedestal vase, 1906, with signature of John Stinton, the pear shaped urn with a richly moulded collar, trumpet neck and pedestal, with foliate scrolling handles and a pierced cover, all with gilded highlights upon a cr

A Royal Worcester double handled vase and cover, decorated with highland cattle and landscape to the reverse, painted by John Stinton, signed and factory marks for 1917, model no. 1481. 48 cm high

A Royal Worcester 'Highland Cattle' porcelain 'Bow' vase and cover by John Stinton, dated 1906, of globular form with laurel moulded swags and acanthus moulded handles in blush pink and blue with gilded highlights, the body finely painted with highland cat

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 miscellaneous collection of porcelain, wood and lacquer vessels, including a small Royal Worcester vase by John Stinton

Royal Worcester Grainger ribbed spherical vase, with cover painted with cattle in morning mist, signed John Stinton #G788 c1902, 28 cm height

Royal Worcester urn ovoid bulbous body painted with highland cattle, signed John Stinton #2158 c1900, 24 cm height (lacking cover)

A Royal Worcester picture plate by John Stinton date mark for 1900. The plate depicts two cattle against a mountain scene with jewelled pink border ground and signed lower right 'J Stinton'. Stamped with 'C51 puce' mark verso. Diameter 22 cm

A Royal Worcester vase and cover by John Stinton, dated 1912, of baluster form with satyr mask handles and swags rising to a pierced neck and cover, the body painted with a scene of highland cattle by a stream, with a smaller landscape vignette to the reve

A Royal Worcester vase by John Stinton, dated 1913, of baluster form with a gilt decorated foot and neck, the body painted with a scene of highland cattle on a rocky hill side, with a smaller landscape vignette to the reverse, puce factory mark and shape n

A Royal Worcester vase and cover by John Stinton, dated 1903, the baluster body painted with a scene of highland cattle grazing in a wooded landscape, flanked by acanthus embellished handles, associated cover, 21 cm high, puce factory marks, shape number 1

An impressive Royal Worcester porcelain lidded two handled urn vase by John Stinton, on circular foot. Richly gilt and painted with two mountain and landscape cattle scenes signed John Stinton. Stamped and registration no. 437172, circa 1911. Height 36 cm

A fine Royal Worcester porcelain baluster vase by John Stinton with raised and gilt leaf decoration around a hand painted scene of cattle in a river landscape. Signed John Stinton. Height 30 cm

A pair of Royal Worcester vases by John Stinton, circa 1909. Tall tapering shape, painted with highland cattle in a misty landscape, with landscape on reverse, classical style ornament and grotesque style handles picked out in green, ivory and bronze mould

A Royal Worcester ewer vase by John Stinton in the Renaissance style with a trefoil lip and an elaborate scrollwork handle shaded in gold, bronze and ivory, the body painted with two highland cattle at the on misty highlands, signed in full John Stinton, f

A Royal Worcester twin handled pot pourri and cover by John Stinton, 1903 the pierced and moulded neck with moulded ribboned swags painted with Highland Cattle by John Stinton on a stepped circular foot with radiating acanthus border, 35 cm high. Painted s

A Royal Worcester vase painted highland cattle, signed John Stinton circa 1897 21 cm high

A fine Royal Worcester ewer shaped two handled vase, of elegant proportion, decorated with highland cattle in a mountain landscape, finely decorated in the Grecian manner and tastefully gilded to the base, handles and cover, signed John Stinton. Height 42

An exceptional fine quality Royal Worcester urn shaped vase, with gilded decoration beautifully painted with a centre panel of highland cattle drinking from a mountain pool. The reverse of this exceptional vase painted with a misty mountain vista, signed J

Two Royal Worcester plates by John Stinton and Harry Davis the Kilchurn Castle plate is painted by John Stinton (signed) and the picturesque scene is painted by Harry Davis (signed). 1914 and 1907 painted with Kilchurn Castle and a picturesque scene within

Royal Worcester handpainted highland cattle pedestal two handled vase, 1910, by John Stinton. Height 42 cm

Royal Worcester porcelain vase, c.1905, signed John Stinton. Hand painted in highland cattle, and landscape scenes, front and rear. Height 33 cm

A Royal Worcester urn and cover by John Stinton, circa 1931, with a stepped foot and scrolling acanthus capped handles, the baluster body painted and gilt with highland cattle, printed factory marks and signed 'J. Stinton' 41 cm high

A Royal Worcester pot pourri vase and cover by John Stinton, circa 1902, the ovoid body painted with a scene of highland cattle in a marsh landscape, the pierced neck and domed cover surmounted by a bud finial, signed 'John Stinton', green printed factory

A Royal Worcester highland cattle vase by John Stinton two handled urn with cover on a square footed base. Hand painted with continuous highland cattle scene, signed John Stinton. Printed mark 1909. Height 35 cm

A fine Royal Worcester highland cattle vase by John Stinton of urn form with rich gilding and leaf side handles. The body with continuous highland cattle scene. Signed, circa 1908. Height 42 cm

A large Royal Worcester pot pourri vase and cover by John Stinton, circa 1911 the ovoid body painted with a scene of highland cattle in a mountainous landscape, the pierced neck and domed cover surmounted by a bud finial, puce printed factory mark and sign

John Stinton, pair of Royal Worcester twin handled vases, one depicting highland cattle the other Shetland sheep, artist signed, blue stamped maker's mark, and 962/C. Diameter 21 cm

A pair of finely painted two handle vases, signed and painted by John Stinton depicting long haired cattle in a mountainous landscape scene, fine gilt highlights to handles, neck and base, circa 1900-1907, 26 cm high

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

Royal Worcester hand painted highland cattle two handled lidded vase by John Stinton.1908. Height 36 cm

A Royal Worcester highland cattle lidded vase, signed John Stinton. Restored neck. Height 20 cm.

A Royal Worcester circular 'Highland Cattle' porcelain plaque signed John Stinton in original frame 10.5 cm diameter

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