ROYAL WORCESTER PORCELAIN

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In 1751 Dr. John Wall, and a group of local businessmen established a porcelain factory.

The earliest Worcester Porcelain was painted in blue under the glaze.

By 1756 Robert Hancock had arrived at Worcester, the first man to apply transferring of prints on to porcelain.

Around 1770 one of the first Royal services was made for the Duke of Gloucester.

The factory seen from the River Severn. All images used with kind permission of Royal Worcester Porcelain and copyright.

Dr John Wall retired in 1774, however his partners continued to manufacture until their London agent, Thomas Flight took over.

By 1789 the quality of Worcester Porcelain earned the company the prestigious 'Royal Warrant' as Manufacturers to their Majesties- thus the word 'Royal' was added to the name.

In 1840 manufacture was consolidated on the current factory site and major modernisation followed in 1862. The 'Worcester Royal Porcelain Company Limited' was thus formed.

During the second half of the nineteenth century, Royal Worcester produced a new material called Parian, which revolutionised figure making.

Visitor to the museum in Victorian times. All images used with kind permission of Royal Worcester Porcelain and copyright.

Exhibition pieces were created, such as the Norman Conquest Vases, the Potters' Vases and the giant Chicago Vase, now on show at the Museum of Worcester Porcelain.

During the early 20th century Royal Worcester took a traditional approach to shapes and decoration.

The factory celebrated its 250th anniversary 2001 and continues the tradition of blending art and rigorous craftsmanship.

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ROYAL WORCESTER PORCELAIN
A fine pair of Royal Worcester porcelain plates
Each finely decorated with painted fruit within a parcel gilt and cobalt blue border Price per plate: £250
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Judy Fox Antiques
ROYAL WORCESTER PORCELAIN
A set of Royal Worcester Highland cattle and game porcelain
Comprising a lidded urn and a pair of tubular vases The urn of ovoid shape, depicting Highland cattle, with twin handles topped with a lid surmou...
£5600
Judy Fox Antiques
ROYAL WORCESTER PORCELAIN
Antique Royal Worcester porcelain bamboo Spill Vase
A Royal Worcester porcelain bamboo shaped Spill Vase decorated in gold and silver. There is a purple Royal Worcester printed mark and an impressed...
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Carolyn Stoddart-Scott
ROYAL WORCESTER PORCELAIN
Chamberlain's Worcester Bengal Tiger Platter
A Chamberlain's Worcester platter in the Bengal tiger pattern painted in the famille verte palette with four lappet-shaped panels showing mythical...
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Bardith
ROYAL WORCESTER PORCELAIN
Chamberlain's Worcester Punch Bowl in Bengal Tiger Pattern
This very popular pattern is known as "Bengal Tiger", "Dragon in Compartments" or "Kylin in Compartments". It was first made by Worcester in the 1...
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Bardith
ROYAL WORCESTER PORCELAIN
Pair of Royal Worcester porcelain candlesticks by James Hadley
By James Hadley (1837 – 1903) Representing a young country boy and girl leaning against a tree on naturalistic bases decorated in pale colours
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Judy Fox Antiques
ROYAL WORCESTER PORCELAIN
Pair of Royal Worcester porcelain hexagonal Japonisme vases
Each with twin gilt handles, with blue geometric designs, gilt highlights and decorations on a white ground, inscribed on the underside '191' and w...
£3200
Mayfair Gallery Ltd.
ROYAL WORCESTER PORCELAIN
PAIR VICTORIAN ROYAL WORCESTER FIGURINES BRINGAREE INDIAN & CAIRO WATER CARRIER
ROYAL WORCESTER FIGURINES A pair of Victorian Royal Worcester Figurines featuring gorgeous matching colouring. Both figures re dressed in sumptu...
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ROYAL WORCESTER PORCELAIN
Royal Worcester porcelain Figures
A pair of fine blush porcelain figures entitled " Joy and Sorrow" with highlighted gilded decoration to the painted bisque bone porcelain ground.
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Taylor-Smith Antiques
ROYAL WORCESTER PORCELAIN
Royal Worcester Royal Lily pattern Breakfast set
Royal Worcester porcelain Royal Lily pattern Breakfast service consisting of: Muffin dish & lid, Milk Jug, 2 Platters 10.50" & 12", 4 Plates 9.75"...
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Carolyn Stoddart-Scott
ROYAL WORCESTER PORCELAIN
Royal Worcester vase, signed Roberts
Royal Worcester waisted cylindrical vase painted with fruit and signed Roberts, date code W for 1950, 12 cm.
£225
Jupiter Antiques
ROYAL WORCESTER PORCELAIN
Royal | Worcster | Porcelain | Vase | Ricketts
Porcelain Royal Worcester Vase decorated by William Ricketts. Ricketts' depiction of fruit is very soft,perhaps verging on the impressionistic. The...
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RMJ Antiques
ROYAL WORCESTER PORCELAIN
Set 8 Royal Worcester Royal Lily pattern Plates
A Set of 8 Royal Worcester porcelain Royal Lily pattern Plates
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ROYAL WORCESTER PORCELAIN
VICTORIAN ROYAL WORCESTER CHINA BISCUIT BARREL / BOX c. 1880
ROYAL WORCESTER BISCUIT BARREL A gorgeous Victorian Royal Worcester Melon Shaped Biscuit Box featuring a gorgeous floral design embellished with...
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John Bull (Antiques) Ltd