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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

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

A Royal Worcester 'Gold Chantilly' dinner set for twelve (60), comprising twelve each dinner, entree, side plates, soup coupes and saucers.

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

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,

An Eighty eight piece Royal Worcester fine bone china 'Woodlands' dinner service, 1958-1971, production period, a complete setting for eight, comprising: dinner, entree, side plates, soup bowls, soup coupes, tea cups and coffee cans all with associ

A Royal Worcester 'Gold Chantilly' dinner set for twelve (60), comprising twelve each dinner, entree, side plates, soup coupes and saucers.

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

A fine thirty two piece Royal Worcester part dinner service. Variously dated 1880s to early 20th century, pattern Z277, variously signed to images, the lobed setting for six with a scrolled emerald green foliate border with a lace like over pattern of fine

Royal Worcester 'Ambassador' dinner set for 6 one teacup and one entree plate missing

An extensive late 19th century Royal Worcester dinner service with green mark

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

A Ninety six piece Royal Worcester dinner service. Later 20th century, 'Gold Chantilly' pattern. A setting for twelve comprising dinner, entree and side plates, bouillon bowls and associated saucers, dessert bowls, cups and saucers, in white with gold bord

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

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

A Royal Worcester commemorative lidded vase, from the 200th Anniversary Collection to commemorate the visit of King George III to the Flight Factory in 1788 where he selected a dinner service and granted company his Royal warrant, decorated with a hand pai

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

A Royal Worcester dinner service, Windsor pattern, with neo-classical decoration. The service comprises six dinner plates (10.5 cm diameter), six entree plates (9.25 cm diameter), six dinner plates (8.00 cm diameter), six salad plates, six side plates, six

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

Royal Worcester dinner service for twelve people 'Engagement' with extras

Royal Worcester Evesham dinner set, comprising of 2 oval casserole dishes with lids, 1 oval dish with lid, 2 round casserole dishes with lids, 1 oval serving dish, 8 dinner plates, 8 side plates, 8 entree dishes with lids,8 entree dish saucers, 8 salmon sh

A Royal Worcester 'Roanoke' design part dinner service comprising 16 dinner plates, 6 entree plates and one terrine lid

Royal Worcester 'Bacchanal' tea & dinner wares comprising nine dinner plates, seven bowls, six side plates, nine cup saucer plates, one plate & saucer, a milk jug & a serving dish.

An eight place setting of Royal Worcester 'Evesham' tableware, comprising: eight dinner plates, luncheon plates, side plates, dessert bowls, fruit dishes, ramekins; along with a three piece tea set, eight cups and saucers, sauce and gravy boats, salt and p

Royal Worcester 'Regency' part dinner set comprising of platter, gravy boat/ dish and 6 each main, entree and bread/butter plates

Royal Worcester 'Evesham' plates, mugs & dishes including 9 dinner plates, 6 sweet dishes, 2 mugs and 4 various dishes

Vintage Royal Doulton 'Winthrop' dinner set for 8, with 8 each tea cups/saucers, coups/saucers, dessert bowls, entree plates and 12 main course plates, together with a Royal Worcester plate

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

Rare Royal Worcester part dinner service, substantial set including soup bowls, tea service etc 'Ferncroft' pattern

A Royal Worcester dinner service, pattern 'Gold Chantilly', consisting of - fourteen dinner plates, eighteen small soup bowls, twenty dessert bowls, two sugar bowls, twelve coffee cups and saucers, twelve tea cups and saucers, two milk jug, two meat dishes

A Royal Worcester china dinner service gilt-banded dinner service; basically a service for twelve including vegetable dishes; c.1950

Royal Worcester 'Windsor' Sixty piece dinner setting consisting of ten main plates, ten entree plates, ten side plates, ten bowls and ten cups and saucers

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 'Sussex' pattern dinner service of 70 pieces

Royal Worcester 'The Chamberlain' 42 piece dinner service. Setting for 6. Royal Worcester 'The Chamberlain' 42 piece dinner service. Setting for 6.

Royal Worcester large collection of 'Evesham' dinner wares comprising of twelve main plates, nine entr?e plates, seventeen side plates, fourteen bread and butter plates, eight dessert bowls, ten cereal bowls, six soup bowls, twelve tea cups and saucers, fo

Dinner set late 20th century Royal Worcester bone china early Worcester reproduction of Delecta Z2819