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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Two Royal Worcester figurines, 'Grandmother's dress' and a water carrier, 1959, modelled by F.G Doughty, pattern 3081; and probably 1867, the figure of a young girl in a mid green oversized dress and bonnet, and;, an 'As found' classica

Royal Worcester 'Two Babies' figurine, modelled by F.G. Doughty, 9 cm high

Royal Worcester 'Grandmother's dress' figurine, modelled by Doughty #3081. Height 16 cm

Royal Worcester 'Grandmother Dress' figurine, modelled by FG Doughty, 16.5 cm high approx.

Three Royal Worcester F.G. Doughty figures of China, India & Burma, 12.5 cm high (tallest) approx.

Two Royal Worcester lady figures modelled by F.G. Doughty, First Dance & Grandmothers Dress, 18.5 cm high (tallest) approx.

Royal Worcester F.G. Doughty figurine of a girl, 14 cm high approx.

Royal Worcester Sweet Anne figure by F.G Doughty, approx 18 cm high

A Royal Worcester 'Two Babies' figurine, 1952, pattern 3150, modelled by F.G. Doughty. a delightful porcelain study of a golden haired child playing with a jack russell pup upon a grassy bank; with backstamps, date cypher and pattern number underside. Heig

Royal Worcester figure all Mine, by F.G Doughty, approx 18 cm high

Two pieces of Royal Worcester porcelain, a vase and a figure, 1911 and 1982 respectively, the small Edwardian bottle vase decorated with a puce and white pea style flower upon a modulating blush ground with a purple backstamp and numerals 2491; the figure,

A Royal Worcester figure 'Parakeet' by Doughty shape no. 3087 black mark together with a Royal Worchester figure shaped of a grandmother's dress shape no. 3081. Each figure is 7.5 cm

A Royal Worcester figurine 'China', from Children of the World, modelled by Freda Doughty, stamped and dated 1954. Height 6 cm.

Royal Worcester 'Grandmother Dress' figurine, modelled by Doughty, 15 cm high approx

Royal Worcester 'Grandmothers dress' figurine, blue dress, 3081, modelled by FG Doughty, 16.5 cm high approx

Royal Worcester F.G. Doughty figurine 'Mischief', no. 2914, 7.8 cm high, circa 1935

Royal Worcester figure 'The Fortune Teller', model 2924 by Doughty, puce mark circa 1940

Royal Worcester Fiona Doughty 'the Parakeet', 17 cm high approx

Royal Worcester 'Woodland dance', modelled by Freda Doughty

Royal Worcester figurine 'Saturday's child', marked 3524, Freda Doughty, approx 17 cm

Royal Worcester figure 'Johnnie', number 3433, Freda Doughty, approx 17 cm

A Royal Worcester figurine, 'June', modelled by F.G. Doughty. Date marks c.1951. Height 16.5 cm

A Royal Worcester porcelain figure A Woodland Dance modelled by F.G. Doughty. 11 cm high

Two Royal Worcester bird dessert plates, mid 20th century, a basket weave bordered plate with an M Holloway painted image of a redstart about to eat a bug, signed, circa 1953; the other a relief image of two redstarts in a beech tree, satin glaze over glos

A Royal Worcester, 'Young Farmer', modelled by Freda Doughty, black mark c.1975. Height 16 cm

Royal Worcester bone china figure 'Scotland', by Freda Doughty. Puce mark

A Royal Worcester figurine, Italy, designed by F.G. Doughty. Height 9 cm

Royal Worcester figure 'The First Cuckoo' modelled by Freda Doughty

Group of 5 various Royal Worcester National figures, modelled by F. J. Doughty. 'Greece;' 'Egypt;' 'Scotland;' and 'Burma.'. Height 14 cm (average)

Two various Royal Worcester F G Doughty figures, including 'The Parakeet,' #3087; and 'Grandmother's Daisies,' #3081. Height 17 cm (each)

Royal Worcester figure 'Red Shoes' by Freda Doughty. Height 21.5 cm

Royal Worcester figurine. 'The Parakeet,' #3087, modelled by F G Doughty. Height 17 cm

Royal Worcester figure 'The Parakeet' modelled by F G Doughty.

Royal Worcester 'Sunshine' figure of 1894, modelled by F.G. Doughty. Reg. No. 199940 & 3083 to base. Height 13.5 cm