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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Four Royal Worcester Australian flora cabinet plates, crica 1900, by R. Austin, B.M. Bradshaw, A. Shuck, and Ellis Rowan (attributed), stamped and titled on base, 23cm diameter

A Royal Worcester Sabrina ware 'Crane' decorated vase, circa 1910, by Albert Shuck, stamped Royal Worcester England, Sabrina ware, shape 2208, together with a Royal Worcester Sabrian ware crystalline glaze vase, the crane vase 10cm high, 17cm diame

A Royal Worcester pin dish signed by A. Shuck and dated 1912

Royal Worcester handpainted plate signed A Shuck, 22.5cm diameter approx

Royal Worcester pot pouri vase, with handpainted fruit decoration, signed 'A Shuck', height 16 cm approx.

Two Royal Worcester Australian Wildflower series porcelain plates waratah, signed A. Shuck, Myrtle Wattle, signed R. Austin, each on a Quaker grey border with gilt highlights with retail marks for Flavelle Brothers, puce factory marks, 23 cm diameter

A Royal Worcester hand painted plate signed A. Shuck, the centre panel Australian waratah, date code for 1912

A small Royal Worcester stemmed bowl with gilt turquoise jewelled decoration. The interior of the bowl with fruit painting by Albert Shuck. Height 8.5 cm

A Royal Worcester jardiniere painted by Albert Shuck, painted with roses with moulded gilt base and moulded gilt handles, puce mark shape 2079. 24 cm high, 37 cm.

A Royal Worcester porcelain vase signed (Albert) A.Shuck, circa 1931, the squat bulbous vase set on a tall slender pedestal base flanked to each side with small handles displays a fruit cartouche on a mottled blue ground, puce factory mark and pattern no 2

A Royal Worcester cased coffee service in pheasant pattern, circa 1902, comprising six demi-tasses and saucers painted with pheasants and acorns, by A.Shuck, together with silver mocca spoons in the original fitted satin lined case with printed distributor

A group of two Royal Worcester Australian Wildflower series porcelain plates, signed A. Shuck, one titled waratah, the other untitled, retail mark for Flavelle Brothers, circa 1915 and 1917, each of rounded rectangular form, depicting respectively sprays o

A Royal Worcester Australian wildflowers series plate, circa 1930, signed, a (Albert) Shuck circular, displaying a sprig of Australian wildflowers to the well, signed to front and stamped Flavelle Roberts and Sankey Ltd, Brisbane, and with further puce fac

A Royal Worcester porcelain vase, signed, a (Albert) Shuck, circa 1907, of compressed lantern form, set high upon a stepped foot, decorated with vignettes of pheasants and pine cone branches, flanked to each side with decorative scrolled handles and termin

A Royal Worcester 'Sabrina Ware' vase, circa 1920, the waisted body decorated with white thistles on a blue ground, signed A. Shuck and numbered 2265. Height 25 cm

A set of 6 Royal Worcester porcelain plates with raised gilding, a pink ground and central panels of fruit painted by Albert Shuck, dated circa 1921. Diameter 23.7 cm

Royal Worcester fruit painted lobed squat covered vase, signed A. Shuck shape # 155H, with small gilt handles, the surface painted with two plums and a bunch of green grapes on a mossy ground, the rear vignette painted with a purple berry sprig. Puce mark.

Royal Worcester scalloped plate on a blue mottled ground with gilded floral decoration centre medallion of apples and cherries by A. Shuck

Royal Worcester square serving plate, the kookaburra painting signed, A. Shuck, date code for 1915. Retailed by Flavelle

A Royal Worcester porcelain plate signed A. Shuck, circa 1925 circular painted with peaches and grapes reserved on an apricot border with raised gilt highlights puce factory mark 23 cm diameter.

Royal Worcester ' Australian Flannel Flower' hand painted cup and saucer, the cup signed 'A. Shuck'