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Royal Worcester china is still in production today, notably the tablewares for which it has long been famous. The factory grew out of the Worcester porcelain factory which was established in the city in 1751 making porcelain tableware.

After various name and ownership changes during the late 18th and 19th century, it became known as Royal Worcester in 1862. At this time it produced decorative and ornamental porcelain in a wide variety of forms and styles.

During the 19th and first half of the 20th century, the factory was particularly renowned for the high quality ornamental pieces by artist decorators including Harry Davies; Harry and James Stinton, Richard Sebright and Dorothy Doughty.


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Bidders spot Worcester rarities in third slice of a lifetime collection on sale

15 July 2024

A surprise at a Hampshire saleroom on June 18 came in the form of a fine pair of early 19th century Chamberlain Worcester ‘Regent China’ cabinet cups in the French Empire style.

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Regency Chamberlain Worcester cabinet cups cause a stir at auction

02 July 2024

A surprise at a Hampshire saleroom on June 18 came in the form of a fine pair of early 19th century Chamberlain Worcester ‘Regent China’ cabinet cups in the French Empire style.

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Harry Davis Royal Worcester polar bears on the prowl in the US

01 July 2024

Three Royal Worcester vases on offer were all painted by the versatile decorator

George Owen Royal Worcester finialled covered vase

George Owen Worcester wins admirers

15 April 2024

Andrew Morris spent over 30 years putting together a collection focusing on the Worcester porcelain of the Kerr and Binns and Royal Worcester periods and Leonard Joel (25% buyer’s premium) offered it at auction in Melbourne, Australia, over two days on March 25-26.

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European ceramics that went to Oz come back on the market

15 April 2024

Deceased estates and collectors selling up mean items collected in the late 20th century reappear at auction.

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Bonhams expects as best of Nelson-themed ceramics come to auction

12 April 2024

A single-owner collection of Nelson-themed ceramics and glass will be offered at Bonhams later this month.

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Prime 18th century English porcelain on offer in Australia

29 January 2024

When Australian auction house Artvisory offers the Robert Burke collection on February 19-20 in Melbourne it will launch around 300 lots of prime 18th century English porcelain onto the market.

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Ceramics expert and the Antiques Roadshow’s ‘favourite uncle’ Henry Sandon dies

28 December 2023

Ceramics specialist and Antiques Roadshow expert Henry Sandon has died aged 95.

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Royal Worcester by renowned designer George Owen doubles up at auction

10 July 2023

Classic examples of distinctive porcelain take four-figure sums in Gloucestershire

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Royal Worcester artist Baldwyn goes green

03 July 2023

Painted by one of Royal Worcester’s finest artists and one of only three green examples known to the knowledgeable buyer, this vase and cover was the focus and prize of Cromwells’ (20% buyer’s premium) sale.

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Henry Sandon lots pass to new owners

15 May 2023

Much-loved expert decided time was right to disperse his impressive collection

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Flight’s pride in family porcelain connection

10 April 2023

The Collections sale at Bonhams (27.5% buyer’s premium) in London on March 21 included more than 70 lots of Regency porcelain from the collection of the Conservative party politician Howard Emerson Flight.

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Royal Worcester purchases in the running

27 March 2023

Kenneth Ely (b.1926) had a first career as a jockey, apprenticed at the age of 15

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First taste of Worcester since 2001 for London dealer Albert Amor

06 March 2023

Albert Amor’s latest catalogue opens with a mustard pot. Dating to c.1753-54, the pot and cover of baluster shaped ‘silver’ form is offered for £4800.

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Antiques Roadshow expert Henry Sandon to sell private collection at auction

24 January 2023

Ceramics specialist Henry Sandon (b.1928) will offer his private collection at auction at Chorley’s in April.

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Silver pineapple serves a different role

09 January 2023

A late 19th century novelty silver teapot offered at Halls (22% buyer’s premium) was made by US silversmith Gorham of Rhode Island.

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Royal Worcester: Two collections offered in Australia in the same month

05 December 2022

In collecting terms it is not surprising that a country such as Australia should have a tradition of interest in English ceramics – factories such as Royal Doulton and Moorcroft have a noticeable following.

Royal Worcester Patience teapot

Why living up to one’s teapot now costs more

31 October 2022

The 1882 Royal Worcester porcelain ‘Patience’ teapot has become a satirical emblem of the Aesthetic movement.

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Huge group of Royal Worcester comes to market

24 October 2022

A vast collection of Royal Worcester porcelain put together by an Australian couple during frequent trips to UK dealers and auction houses is up for sale next month.

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Dessert service with noble origins on the menu in British Columbia

29 August 2022

Maynards in Richmond, British Columbia, which offer this Chamberlain’s Worcester armorial part dessert service.