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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 '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

Victorian Royal Worcester 'Vitreous' dinner set, #3277, circa 1899, comprising of 4 platters, 3 tureens (1 with under tray), large open bowl, gravy boat, 11 bowls and 7 plates, handles are in the form of elephant heads

An Eighty nine piece Royal Worcester dinner service, 1958-2001 period of manufacture, 'Viceroy gold' pattern, the white service for eight simply embellished with a gold rim and borders, comprising: dinner, entree, side plates, sweet bowls, bouillon and tea

Victorian Royal Worcester 'Royal Lily' dinner set circa 1878, comprising of 3 platters, 2 tureens, a sauce tureen with under plate, large bowl, 14 plates & 6 shallow bowls

Two Royal Worcester 'Evesham' lidded tureens together with a large matching flan dish

Antique Royal Worcester dinner set, comprising of 3 tureens, gravy boat with saucer, a platter, sandwich dish, 10 main, 10 entree plates and 8 bowls, as inspected

A Royal Crown Worcester 'Royal Garden' dinner service comprising: 9 teacups and saucers, 6 coffee cans and sauces, 6 soup cups and saucers, 6 dinner plates (10.5 inch), 6 dinner plates (8 inch), 6 side plates, 2 vegetable tureens, 1 oval serving dish, 1 bu

Part Royal Worcester dinner service, 'Orlando' pattern, comprising of 3 platters, 12 dinner plates, 12 entree plates, 12 side plates, 12 saucers, 12 soup bowls together with 1 tureen and extra lid

Two Royal Worcester tureens, mark dated between 1889-1902, with inscription 'Nil Desperandum'. Length 33 cm

Royal Worcester 'Engadine' dinner set for 6, comprising of platter, gravy boat with saucer, tureen (no lid), 6 each main, entree, bread/butter plates, bowls and teacups with saucers

A collection of Royal Worcester 'Evesham' tableware - lidded tureen, a large square serving dish, smaller oblong dish, small circular bowl, larger circular bowl, circular shallow dish, oval shallow dish, small sauce boat on stand, two-handled oval dish and

Royal Worcester 'Evesham' patterned group of 3 oven to table tureens.

A Royal Worcester dinner service. Pair of gravy tureen on stands, three vegetable tureens on stands, pair of large vegetable on stands, sauce boats on stands each with moulded elephant gilt handles, four meat plates, 12 pudding bowls, 11 side plates 34 din

Royal Worcester 'Padua' dinner and tea set consisting of a pair of lidded tureens, twelve tea cups and saucers, thirteen coffee cups and saucers, sauce boat and under dish, serving dish, twelve soup coupes and saucers, platter, twelve main plates, twelve e

Royal Worcester lidded tureen, white with cobalt and gilt trim.

A Royal Worcester lidded tureen and tray signed G. (George) Johnson, circa 1902, the tureen ovoid with small handles and domed cover hand painted with grouse, the ovoid tray hand painted with lapwings, green and blue factory marks to base, the tray 23 cm w

A Royal Worcester tureen and cover painted with grapes and fruit on a mossy ground signed Wielson. Height 14 cm. Diameter 28 cm

A Royal Worcester tureen and cover painted with grapes and fruit on a mossy ground, signed Wielson. Height 14 cm. Diameter 28 cm

Pair of antique Royal Worcester blue and white sauce tureens, ladle and matching sauce boat, date code for 1897

A set of Royal Worcester, Evesham, serving dishes and tea ware, comprising; nine tureens and eight covers various sizes, four oval platters, four pie crust form circular platters various sizes, four serving platters, a cake stand, gravy boat and dish, egg

A Royal Worcester 'Royal garden' ten setting dinner service, comprising of an oval ashette, 11 large dinner plates, 10 smaller dinner plates, an oval sauceboat on saucer dish, two handled tureens with covers, 10 entree dishes, 10 soup plates, 10 handled ra

Royal Worcester dinner service pattern C 1303 puce mark date 1925 with a border of green painted stylized acanthus leaves with orange and blue highlights, and band of celeste blue and white centre, comprising a meat plate 8 dinner plates 11 entree dishes,

A Royal Worcester porcelain tureen signed S. Smith, circular painted with fruit and foliate gilt highlights black factory mark 26 cm diameter.