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 George H. Evans hand painted vase of oviform shape, painted with dancers amongst a rural scene. Shape number 2227, date code for 1953. Height 18 cm

Royal Worcester porcelain vase, the Corot style decoration signed G. Evans

Pair of antique Royal Worcester porcelain cabinet plates, the continental lake scenes signed George Evans date code for 1907

A pair of Royal Worcester plates, each with a, centre cartouche of figures in landscape with deep green with raised gilt, and gilt border signed G H Evans, gold mark. 27 cm wide

Royal Worcester vase signed G. Evans, of baluster shape, decorated with woodlands scene and 3 ladies, 21 cm high approx

A Royal Worcester demitasse painted George M Evans. Date cipher 1930 together with and Royal Worcester loving cup painted with birds puce mark and Royal Worcester thimble, black mark. DemitasseHeight 5.5 cm. Loving cup. Height 3 cm.

A Royal Worcester figure of mercury, modelled by George Evans, dated 1912, semi-clad and seated on a rock beside lapping waves, wearing a coloured loin cloth and gilt belt, green marks, shape No. 1971. Height 44.5 cm .