Royal Worcester Porcelain & China
Whether youre adding beautiful antique pieces to your collection or checking out the newer ranges, bring some elegance into your home with Royal Worcester porcelain and china.
About Royal Worcester
Established in 1751, Royal Worcester is one of the oldest, if not the oldest, porcelain company that is still functioning in England today. Based in the heart of The Potteries in Stoke-On-Trent, Royal Worcester still produces luxury gifts and tableware.
Significant Dates and Pieces
Royal Worcester played a big role in the development of porcelain in England and, as such, some of its pieces and history are very important. For instance, their blue and white porcelain tea wares were the best that you could have between 1755 and the early 1760s.
New materials and glazes were introduced in 1862, inspired by materials and ideas from Ireland, so youll see a real change in the production after this date.
If youre looking for a specific era, knowing the terms is always helpful. Anything labelled First Period will be pieces made before 1783. In this year, Thomas Flight bought the company and the name changed frequently. Any items made during this period of change are known as Regency. Anything just named Royal Worcester will be made in 1862 or later.
Types of Pieces
Over the centuries, Royal Worcester have produced so many different pieces in porcelain and china. If youre looking for personal preference, just choose what you like the look of but if you are collecting pieces, try to stick to one style and era.
If youre looking for special pieces for your kitchen or dining room, youll find plenty to suit your tastes. From dinner plates to dessert plates, cake stands to bowls, cups and saucers, there is a big range for every taste.
Another favourite for collectors is figurines. Each figurine has its own identity and story behind it and they are stunning pieces for your mantle piece or window sill.