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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A Royal Worcester limited edition figure of a Charolais Bull, modelled by Doris Lindner No 140 of 500 and certificate, 27 cm long

A Hackney Stallion, modelled by Doris Lindner. Limited edition Royal Worcester model No. 235 (1975)

A collection of four Royal Worcester commemorative figures of the British Royal Family, modelled by Doris Lindner depicting H. R. H Princess Elizabeth, H. R. H Duke of Edinburgh, H. R. H Prince Charles and H. R. H Princess Ann, all on horse back (4) the la

A rare Royal Worcester porcelain figure of H.M, the Queen (when H.R.H. Princess Elizabeth) in the uniform of the Grenadier Guards on the occasion of the Trooping of the colour 1947 on her favourite police horse Tommy, the most famous model by Doris Lindner

Royal Worcester 'Palomino Horse' by Doris Lindner, c. 1971 sculpted over 3 weeks and based on the stallion 'Yellow Straw'. Similar piece presented to height R.height Princess Ann on her 21st birthday. Framed certificate #122/750. Height 25 cm (on base)

A Royal Worcester equestrian statuette of Princess Elizabeth in the Colonel in Chief Grenadier guards uniform on Tommy the police horse on rectangular wooden base, modelled Doris Lindner. Number 6 of 100. Height 33 cm. Width 29 cm

A Royal Worcester figure group of a pair of Calves modelled by Doris Lindner. Height 12 cm.

Royal Worcester figure HRH Duke of Edinburgh in polo attire mounted on horse, designed by Doris Lindner