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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Victorian Flight Period Worcester blue gilt cup and saucer

A superb Flight Barr & Barr Worcester vase, 'The Minstrel', circa 1815-20, after James Beattie's poem of the same title, an urn with applied pearl borders, twin entwined snake handles, and gilt seaweed patterns, depicting the reclining minstrel, Edwin, in

A Flight & Barr Worcester figural plate, circa 1795-1800, the scallop edged plate with spiral moulding, decorated with gilt borders and swags, centred with a kneeling figure of a figure in Ottoman dress in a landscape setting, unmarked, diameter 22 cm

An exquisite yellow Flight Barr & Barr Worcester egg or coffee pedestal cup and saucer with a butterfly handle, circa 1830, a floriform cup and saucer with embellished diamond points, the cup with a view to a cartouche of a church in a landscape, script ma

A Flight Barr & Barr Worcester Named View campana vase, circa 1820, in apple green with gadroon rims, pierced mythological figure handles and raised on a square base, finely decorated to a shaped reserve with a scene of 'Warwick Castle' viewed

A Barr, Flight & Barr Worcester shell decorated plate, circa 1807-13, from the Studio of Thomas Baxter, a plate with a broad border of vermicelli gilding and a central roundel decorated with a shell and seaweed, impressed mark and brown stamp underside

Early 19th century Barr Worcester cup & saucer, and 2 hybrid hard paste cups && saucers, C;1810

A Flight, Barr & Barr Worcester dessert service, circa 1830, comprising twenty five pieces including a pair of ice pails and sauce tureens, the ice pail 37 cm high. Provenance: Commissioned by the Puller family. Illustrated. Henry Sandon, Flight & Barr Wor

Early 19th century small spill vase, attributed to Flight Barr and Barr Worcester, with cobalt blue ground and hand painted seashell decoration, 9.5 cm high, Ref: Flight and Barr Worcester Porcelain 1783-1840 by Henry Sandon, The Antique Collector's Cl

Barr Flight & Barr Worcester dessert plate, with apricot and gilt vermicelli border, St Dennis's Priory Hants, impressed crown, c1810, 20.6 cm diameter approx. Purchased Delomosne, Kensington High St. 1976.

Flight Barr and Barr Worcester tea & coffee set, circa 1810, comprising of a serving plate, 12 teacups with saucers and 6 coffee cans, impressed mark to bases

A possibly Flight and Barr teapot with painted vignettes. 17 cm high. A version of the shape was produced at Pinxton and Flight and Barr. Reference Robert Emerson British teapots (116-364) and reference page 227.

A fine Worcester Flight Barr & Barr porcelain campana vase, circa 1813-1840, finely painted central panel with a country scene depicting two horses and attendants against a green and gilt ground with seed-pearl border, the handles in the form of twisted br

Flight Barr & Barr coffee can & saucer C:1820 hand painted English scenes with seaweed gilding, impressed marks FBB and named scenes to the base

A Flight Barr and Barr Worcester porcelain solitaire tea service, English, circa 1800, 12 cm high (teapot) and 32 cm long, 24 cm wide (tray)

Worcester flight & Barr 'Royal Lily' pattern pair of plates with a blue underglaze painted in the oriental style & overpainted with gold & orange. Stamped to the bases. Condition good, some wear consistant with age. Diameter 21 cm

A Barr, flight & Barr Worcester Imari teapot, circa 1810, the compressed oval teapot with an elegant looping vegetal handle and a domed and recessed lid with a flame style finial, profusely decorated with a fenced oriental garden scene in a vibrant cob

Antique Flight & Barr Worcester cup and saucer Provenance: Dr Peter Elliott collection

A Barr, flight & Barr Worcester dessert dish. 1807-13, the lobed oval dish in aqua tones centred with a gold bordered white medallion, and having a repeat foliate border in white upon a gold band to the rim; with a maroon backstamp underside and impres

Flight Barr & Barr imari coffee can & saucer, restoration to saucer, impressed mark FBB.

Rare Flight Barr & Barr Worcester teapot, with antique pewter replacement lid, together with matching teapot stand.

A Worcester Barr, flight & Barr armorial plate, circa 1807 - 1813, the plate bearing the arms of Warren impaling Mangles within a gold border upon a fine grey and white marbled ground, with a continuous leaf form border in white and gold to the rim; with i

A pair of Worcester Flight Barr & Barr tea cups and saucers, circa 1820s, the Imari pattern footed cups with looped handles and saucers all with undulating gadroon moulded rims, decorated with a fenced oriental garden scene in a vibrant cobalt, green and i

A fine and rare Barr and flight & Barr Worcester cup and saucer, 1792-1807 both pieces, the striking gold spiral decorated straight sided cup with floral swags of summer blooms in vibrant colours, and a conforming saucer, the cup with an incised B mark and

An exceptional Flight Barr & Barr urn 'The Monk', 1813-1820, the urn with gilded handles, fine and rare enamel jewelling and beading to the waisted neck and body, with a portrait roundel of the monk illustrating a verse from Sterne, and to the reverse a bo

A Flight Barr & Barr armorial plate, circa 1825, the scalloped plate bearing the crest of James, sixth Earl of Lauderdale centrally with the motto 'Consilio et animis' to a broad apple green border with gilded gadroon edging; incised marks and puce backsta

Pair of Flight Barr and Barr plates with gadrooned edge and leaf decoration, printed and impressed marks (tiny nips)

Worcester Flight Barr and Barr two cup and saucer set in the Imari taste

Worcester Flight Barr and Barr cup and saucer in the Imari pattern

A Worcester Flight Barr and Barr porcelain part dessert service, circa 1830, each with gilded scalloped border on a red ground, the centres finely painted with floral subjects, comprising a total of fifteen pieces, twelve plates, two dishes and one double

An important Barr Flight and Barr Worcester porcelain, marbled and shell decorated, set of four dishes, made for the Gordon Family, by John Barker, 1812. The set comprising two plate and two shaped dishes, each central roundel painted with various shells,

Antique Barr Flight Barr 1807-1815 blue and white cup and saucer

A pair of Flight, Barr and Barr dessert dishes

A Worcester Flight, Barr & Barr platter early 19th century ovoid with hand painted rose blooms, impressed stamp to base 41 cm wide

A Worcester Flight Barr & Barr name View trio, circa 1815, the cups and conforming saucer all with shaped gadrooned rims and decorated with an over all sea weed pattern, the cups featuring views of Warwick Castle and Portchester Castle, Hampshire; impresse

A New Hall hard paste porcelain teapot and stand, c.1800, of serpentine lozenge section, hand painted with sprigs and bouquets of summer flowers, each piece numbered No. 241; along with a Barr, Flight & Barr, Worcester coffee can decorated with seashells a