Story About Antique Royal Worcester

Maybe you have not bought or seen an antique Royal Worcester item before, but you have probably heard the name at some point. The legendary antique manufacturer has been making beautifully products for a long time now and its popularity shows little sign of waning. Antique Royal Worcester pieces become more desirable as the years go by due to their impeccable craftsmanship and the story they have to tell. With that in mind here is a brief introduction to this iconic firm:

Antique Royal Worcester pieces come mainly from the 18th and 19th centuries. The company specialises in the production of porcelain ornaments. Before the 18th century porcelain production was confined to the Far East, although the material was widely traded in Europe and potters in Britain were obsessed with trying to work out how it was made.

 

After many years of abortive attempts to develop proper porcelain formulas in the mid 1700s eminent physician Dr John Wall and an apothecary, William Davis, began experimenting with materials and processes with the aim of producing a workable porcelain recipe. Their eventual success is the beginning of the story of antique Royal Worcester porcelain; they obtained financial support from 13 other local businessmen in order to open a factory in Worcester. In 1751 the first Worcester porcelain factory was established and after securing Royal Warrants the firm became known as Royal Worcester in the mid 1800s.

Antique Royal Worcester

Royal Worcester Hanpainted Autumn Fruits Cabinet Plate by H Ayrton, one of Worcester well know Fruit Painters. Apples, Grapes and Foliage against a mossy ground. $902.87

Even if you have not bought or seen an antique Royal Worcester item before you have probably heard the name at some point. The legendary manufacturer has been making beautifully products for a long time now and its popularity shows little sign of waning. Antique Royal Worcester pieces become more desirable as the years go by due to their impeccable craftsmanship and the story they have to tell.

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Antique Royal Worcester pieces come mainly from the 18th and 19th centuries. The company specialises in the production of porcelain ornaments. Before the 18th century porcelain production was confined to the Far East, although the material was widely traded in Europe and potters in Britain were obsessed with trying to work out how it was made.

Royal Worcester Vase

Royal Worcester Vase with date stampe for 1907. It displays lovely roses of red and pink with bluye forget me nots and a deep turquoise design around the neck. It has a long neck and a bulbus base. $266.93



After many years of abortive attempts to develop proper porcelain formulas in the mid 1700s eminent physician Dr John Wall and an apothecary, William Davis, began experimenting with materials and processes with the aim of producing a workable porcelain recipe. Their eventual success is the beginning of the story of antique Royal Worcester porcelain; they obtained financial support from 13 other local businessmen in order to open a factory in Worcester. In 1751 the first Worcester porcelain factory was established and after securing Royal Warrants the firm became known as Royal Worcester in the mid 1800s.

The company fast developed a reputation for manufacturing high quality wares. Many of these antique Royal Worcester products are highly collectible and sell for hundreds of pounds today. The name has become synonymous with supreme quality and beautiful craftsmanship and like antique cranberry glass is renowned as one of Britain’s best exports.

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12-piece set of Royal Worcester dishware (circa 1900, $3,600 for set) in pink and white with raised gilding.

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