Royal Worcester - Lord Nelson, - Figures, - Candle Snuffers

ROYAL WORCESTER Portmeirion group

Royal Worcester has now become a part of the Portmeirion Group

Supplied by

BOX OF PORCELAIN

50 High East Street, Dorchester, Dorset DT1 1HU, England

Tel:- +44 (0) 1305 267110

 

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Lord Nelson

Commemoratives

 

 

Historic Jugs

Collection

 

Guardian Angels

Half Price Offer

 

Evesham Gold

Herb Jars

 

 

 

Candle Snuffers

Royal Worcester Candle snuffers all now discontinued - Smiling Buddha

 

Figures

Stock Clearance

Sale up to 50% off

 

 

 

 

Birds

 

 

 

China Boxes

 

Time For You

Animal Figures

 

 

 

 

Sentimental Hearts

Paperweights

 

 

 

Royal Worcester

Coasters Collection

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Cat

Mini Plates

 

 

Prestige

Painted Fruit

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Highland Cattle

Hand Painted Items

 Hand Painted Highland Cattle by Royal Worcester - Tudor Tray - we have other hand painted items including Painted Fruit

 

 

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©26/03/2016

Royal Worcester - Birds, - Painted Fruit, - Highland Cattle

ROYAL WORCESTER - History

Before the 18th century, porcelain manufacture was the preserve of the Far East. British potters had been fascinated by the material for many years and had spent much time trying to develop porcelain formulas.

In the mid 1700s Dr John Wall, an eminent physician, and an apothecary, William Davis, began experimenting with materials and processes with the aim of producing a porcelain recipe. After their success, they secured funding from 13 other local business men to open a factory in Worcester. Then in 1751 the first Worcester porcelain factory was established.

After securing Royal Warrants the company became known as Royal Worcester in the mid 1800s.

Manufacturing extremely high quality wares, Royal Worcester quickly became synonymous with high end porcelain pieces and successfully produced prestigious items for the upper classes.

Throughout its rich history Worcester has had strong associations with art and artists. Often an artist would be employed to decorate the prestigious items Worcester had created. Today the stunning Painted Fruit collection is hand painted by an artist and etched with gold.

Following the acquisition of Royal Worcester, the Portmeirion Group is committed to the development of this great British brand building on product ranges old and new.

For a detailed history, please visit the Royal Worcester Porcelain Museum website.