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 pot pouri jar, signed P. D. Love handpainted fruit decoration, 13 cm high approx

A Royal Worcester lidded potpourri jar and cover, similar to above, painted with peaches and grapes, signed by the artist D. Buckle. Height 13 cm

A late 20th century Royal Worcester potpourri vase and cover painted with fruit, signed Telford, shape 1286 marked sterling silver D.H, 21 cm high

Royal Worcester lidded potpourri P.D love of baluster shape with painted peaches & berries decorations, gilt highlights, a black factory mark & signed 'P. D. Love', shape number 169/H, dated 1951. Height 19.5 cm

A small Royal Worcester ovoid lidded vase with gilt decoration and painted fruit scene. signed D Bowkelt. Height 11 cm

Two Royal Worcester hand painted Shinnie fruit vases painted with apples blackberries and grapes with gilt rims and signed D. Shinnie. Heights 14 cm and 8 cm

Royal Worcester, miniature cup and saucer, hand painted with fruit and berries, signed 'Freeman', printed marks, c. 1950, together with a vase hand painted with fruit and berries, signed 'D Bowkett', model 'G161', printed marks (3)labels: original retailer

Royal Worcester plate signed D Shinnie decorated with fruit and heavily gilded. Diameter - 27 cm

Royal Worcester dishes painted with fruit signed by Aynton and D?

Royal Worcester 'Elmley' cabinet plate signed Rush? (possibly Rushton) (D 22 cm

Four mid 20th century Royal Worcester miniatures, a lidded bowl, a jug, a cup and a plate. All gilt decorated and painted with fruit, signed by artists Badham, Fuller and Roberts.

A pair of mid 20th century Royal Worcester tapered candlesticks, all over painted with fruit pattern, signed D Fuller. Height 12 cm

A mid 20th century Royal Worcester shallow bowl, with gilt edge, fruit border, and blossom centre, signed D Fuller meter 23 cm

A mid 20th century Royal Worcester lidded tea caddy with shaped sides, all over painted with fruit pattern, signed D Fuller. Height 12.5 cm. Width 12 cm

A mid 20th century Royal Worcester lidded potpourri vase, richly gilded and with four painted fruit pattern panels, signed D Fuller height 12 cm

A mid 20th century Royal Worcester lidded potpourri vase, richly gilded and with painted fruit pattern, signed D Fuller. Height 12 cm

A mid 20th century Royal Worcester baluster shaped vase with pierced Crown lid and Inner cover, richly gilded and with painted fruit pattern, signed D Shinnie. Height 23 cm

A Royal Worcester lamp base, tall two-handled baluster shape painted with fruit signed D Cox and richly gilded. Height 420 date marks

A Royal Worcester porcelain table lamp base, tall two-handled baluster shape painted with fruit signed D Fuller and richly gilded. Height 42.5 cm date marks 1957.

A Royal Worcester vase, painted by J.Freeman, date mark for 1957, together with an Aynsley lidded jar painted by D.Jones, and posy vase in the 'Golden Grace' patern, (3)tallest 16 cm

Hand painted Royal Worcester cup and saucer with black maker's stamp, d. 1952 and signed by length Maybury (Leighton)

Royal Worcester porcelain pot pourri vase of baluster shape with painted peaches and berries decorations, gilt highlights, a black factory mark and signed 'P. D. Love'

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