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 blush ivory, basket vase, small ewer & shell form pin dish, puce backstamp, ewer H 10 cm

Royal Worcester roses vase by Millie Hunt of elongated shape, brightly coloured, with gilt detail to the foot & rim. Numbered '2777', signed 'M Hunt'. Height 20.8 cm

Royal Worcester peach vase by Horace Price painted with peaches & grapes, & berries to verso, with gilded edging, shape number 2471, signed 'H.H. Price'. Height 14.5 cm

Royal Worcester painted rose vase by Harry Austin having gilt detail, stamped & numbered to the base. Signed 'R Austin' to the body. Height 18.5 cm

Royal Worcester blush ivory twin handled vase with floral hand painted detail & gilt highlights, 'Rn 27579', dated 1921. Height 10.5 cm

A Royal Worcester pedestal vase, painted with blackberries and heightened in gilt, signed by Kitty Blake, date code indistinct, 20th century, shape number 2260. Height 14 cm.

A Royal Worcester vase, of ovoid shape on dolphin pedestal, surmounted by a pierced frieze with grotesque masks, and painted flowers on blush-ivory ground, heightened in gilt, and raised on three paw feet, date code 1894, shape 1639. Height 22 cm.

A Royal Worcester pedestal vase, ivory blush heightened in gilt, the vase shaped as a shell surmounted by a lizard, the pedestal in the form of coral, on circular base, date code 1882. Height 22 cm.

A Royal Worcester lidded vase, painted with poppies on blush ivory ground, signed James Hadley to base and under lid, date code from 1892. Height 13.5 cm.

A pair of Royal Worcester squat shaped vases, painted with fruit on white ground, signed Frank Roberts, date code 1961, shape number 2491. Height 7.5 cm.

A Royal Worcester vase, with a painted image of Ann Hathaways' cottage, heightened in gilt, shape H302, date code 1929. Height 11 cm.

A Royal Worcester vase, painted peacock, heightened in gilt, date code 1905, shape 287B. Height 13 cm.

A Royal Worcester vase, 'Sabrina Ware', white painted fish pattern on body, shape 1707, 20th century, missing plate and lid. Restored. Height 16 cm.

Royal Worcester hand painted fruit ewer, signed R.Sebright, circa 1908, height 17 cm approx

Royal China Works Worcester blush ivory vase, with handpainted butterfly and floral decoration

Royal Worcester blush ivory basket vase, with hand painted floral decoration and scroll pedestal base, height 15 cm approx

Royal Worcester 'Kitty Blake' vase on four feet, hand painted with autumn fruits,signed K. Blake,H9.5 cm approx

Royal Worcester 'Hadley Ware' twin handle vase, circa 1905, with hand painted daffodil decoration, height 18.5 cm approx

Royal Worcester 'Kitty Blake' twin handle vase, hand painted with autumn fruits,signed K. Blake, height 11 cm approx

Pair of Royal Worcester Hadley style goblet vases, with handpainted floral decoration and figural scroll pedestal base, circa 1907, height 20.5 cm approx

Royal Worcester pot pouri vase, handpainted with highland cattle, signed H. Stinton, 11 cm high approx.

Royal Worcester blush ivory twin handled vase, with hand painted floral decoration, 14 cm high approx.

Victorian Grainger Worcester pot pourri vase, with hand painted floral and gilt decoration, upper pierced rim of base repaired, 17 cm high approx

A fine pair of Aesthetic movement Royal Worcester vases, 1882, decorator's initials Fr (Frank Roberts?), incised pattern number possibly 652, ovoid vases with a trio of curled and trailing snake handles, finely decorated with glazed waterlilies and bol

Bud vase. Royal Worcester basket style double end vase, with simulated cane handle, purple mark 1888, width 20.5 cm

Vase. Royal Worcester tusk ice jug, simulated deer antler handle, model 1116 purple mark, height 21 cm

Ewer. Royal Worcester, bamboo ewer, model 1333, purple mark 1889, gold painted handle, height 23 cm

Ewer. Royal Worcester, bamboo ewer, model 1333, purple mark 1890, height 23 cm

Royal Worcester twin handled specimen vase painted with floral spray on peach ground, 23 cm height

Royal Worcester vase ovoid body painted with highland sheep, signed H. Davis, 13.5 cm height

Royal Worcester vase & cover painted with highland cattle, signed H Stinton, 36 cm height (lacking internal cover)

Royal Worcester ovoid twin handled vase painted with highland cattle, signed John Stinton, 28.5 cm height

Royal Worcester ovoid twin handled vase & cover painted with highland cattle, signed H Stinton, 26 cm height

A mid-20th century Royal Worcester Highland Cattle vase by Harry Stinton, the two cattle painted in a traditional landscape, signed, cylindrical form with pierced rim, scrolling feet and gilt highlights, shape G42. Height 14.5 cm

A Royal Worcester potpourri vase and cover painted by Roberts, shape H162, similar to above. Height 12 cm

A Royal Worcester potpourri vase and cover painted by Roberts, shape H162, painted with peaches and grapes on a mossy ground, signed. Height 12 cm

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