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 blush ivory ewer painted with flowers, 12 cm high

Royal Worcester 'Princess Anne' dinner setting for twelve comprising twelve dinner plates, twelve salad plates, twelve trios (one cup missing), three tureens, one slops plate, one large platter, one smaller platter, one creamer & one sugar bowl

Royal Worcester, porcelain ewer, c. 1905, hand painted with rose blooms and flower buds, with scrolling handle, signed 'C V white', green printed mark to base and 'H' for James Hadley, height 29 cm. Provenance: John Williams Antiques, Wooll

A Royal Worcester flatback jug, 1901, pattern 1904, the ovoid jug decorated with sprays of blooms with gilt enrichments upon a blush ivory ground, and having a fluted loop handle with moulded floral mounts in shot gilt colours, green backstamp underside an

A large Victorian Royal Worcester flatback jug, circa 1897, pattern 1094, the ovoid jug decorated with generous sprays of spring flora, narcissus, fruit blossoms and others with gilt enrichments upon an ivory ground, and having a generous fluted loop handl

Two Royal Worcester miniature hand painted items, a jug with peaches and cherries; the plate with apples and cherries, both signed 'Roberts'. Diameter 8.8 cm

Grainger Worcester pair of reticulated ewers each painted with scenes of white swans on a lake to one side & flowers to the rear. Condition: fair, some restorations, height 30 cm

Royal Worcester blush ivory, basket vase, small ewer & shell form pin dish, puce backstamp, ewer H 10 cm

A Royal Worcester flatback jug, depicting flowers on blush-ivory ground, heightened in gilt, date code 1898, shape 1094. Height 13 cm.

A Royal Worcester 'Hadley Ware' sugar bowl, with matching milk jug, painted violet on ivory ground, heightened in gilt, date code 1905. Height 6 cm. Diameter 8.5 cm. (2)

A pair of Royal Worcester jugs, painted poppies on blush-ivory ground, the coral shaped handle heightened in gilt, shape 1507, date code 1909. Height 11 cm.

A Royal Worcester miniature jug, painted with Blackberries design. Date mark 1908. Height 12 cm.

A pair of Royal Worcester milk jugs, painted Robin and rock Wren on blush ivory ground, heightened in gilt, date code 1906. Height 14 cm.

Royal Worcester hand painted fruit ewer, signed R.Sebright, circa 1908, height 17 cm approx

Vase. Royal Worcester tusk ice jug, simulated deer antler handle, model 1116 purple mark, height 21 cm

Jug. Royal Worcester ball jug, floral decorated, model 1376 purple mark, height 15 cm

Water jug. Royal Worcester, decorated with chrysanthemums & daisies, Bacchus in relief forming the spout, 1887, height 18 cm

Jug. Royal Worcester, dragon handled jug, model 260 green mark 1883, dragon applied as a handle entwining the neck of the jug, the main body decorated with flowers and butterflies, height 28 cm

Ewer. Royal Worcester, bamboo ewer, model 1333, purple mark 1889, gold painted handle, height 23 cm

Ewer. Royal Worcester, bamboo ewer, model 1333, purple mark 1890, height 23 cm

Royal Worcester twenty seven piece coffee set, pattern: The Blind Earl, comprising of 12 coffee cups and saucers, coffee pot, creamer, and lidded sugar pot

An eghty one piece Royal Worcester dinner service, 1994-2009, production era, 'Prince Regent' pattern, an unused and elegant place setting for twelve with cobalt and burgundy borders with gold flowers including: dinner, entree, bread and butter plates, rim

Royal Worcester miniature loving cup and jug, pattern: blush ivory with floral decoration, height 5.5 cm approx (tallest)

A Royal Worcester dragon ewer, circa 1884, with cypher mark for decorator Charles Baldwin, finely decorated with an owl and ravens in flight, in enamel colours with pale aqua highlights and gilt enrichments upon an ivory ground, the handle in the form of

Royal Worcester dinner service, 'Francesca' pattern, comprising 8 each of dinner, entree & dessert plates, 8 demitasse cups & saucers, serving platter, gravy jug & under dish

A 19th century Royal Worcester ewer vase, the front panel decorated with wild poppies, forget-me-nots and wheat, conforming small panel to the reverse, mythical beast mask and face to the handle with three further faces to the shoulder, multi-coloured flow

Royal Worcester 'Roanoke' dinner setting for six persons comprising six dinner plates, six entree plates, six cup saucer plate sets, six two handled soup bowls & saucers, six demitasse cups & saucers, six kidney shaped dishes, a sugar bowl,

A Royal Worcester blush ivory and floral design pitcher. 25 cm high.

A Royal Worcester J. Hadley ewer, 'Wading Stork' by Powell, 1905, with shaped lip and scrolling handle, painted profusely, model no 242B, 29 cm high

A Royal Worcester ewer, 'Sheep' by Harry Davis, 1911, with flared and reticulated rim and scrolling handle, model no 1587, 30 cm high

A Royal Worcester four piece Aesthetic movement porcelain tea set, date code: 1889, all with black ground overlaid with flowers, foliage, and butterflies, handles formed as lizards, comprising a teapot, covered sugar, creamer, and a cup and saucer.

Pair Royal Worcester ewers. Blossom decoration. Gilt highlights. Marked RN 17049 and 1047 to bases. C.1904. Height 23 cm (each)

Antique Royal Worcester blush ivory jug with lizard decoration, (AF) 15 cm high

A Royal Worcester cream flat back jug, 1888, design 1094. the ovoid jug with a reeded handle and an upright scalloped rim, in a fine cream satin glaze with an Aesthetic movement arrangement of chrysanthemum flowers in various shades of gold; with puce back

Royal Worcester, porcelain ewer, 1903, painted by Harry Davis, the handle formed as Melusine clutching a dove to her breast, the body decorated with a continuous Arcadian landscape, signed 'H. Davis', with printed Royal Worcester mark to underside,

Royal Worcester ewer ovoid body painted with autumn leaves, fine raised gilt highlights on bright yellow ground, 36 cm height

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

Pair of antique Royal Worcester style ewers with design registration number to base 223799. One ewer has been repaired, 33.5 cm high approx.

A Royal Worcester ivory pitcher vase 1885. The straight sided tapering vase with a shaped pouring rim and an applied handle having a husk motif, rope twist border to the base and decorated with handpainted informal sprays of chrysanthemum flowers in pink a

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