The Worcester factory was founded at Warmstry House in 1751 by a
deed of partnership with 15 members. The period from foundation to
1783, when it was acquired by Thomas Flight, is known as the First
Period or the Dr Wall period after one of the original partners, Dr
Post-Wall, the factory assumed various names and guises until
1862 when it became the Royal Worcester Porcelain Company, a name
now owned by The Portmerion Group.
Worcester is the most widely collected of 18th
century English porcelain factories. In production for precisely
half of the century, it is this long, varied and prolific output
that provides collecting opportunities at all levels from the very
rare to the surprisingly commonplace.
From the ATG Archive
21 May 2011
THOMAS Grant Dixon formed his Worcester collection from 1940-70. This discerning collector was a great friend of H. Rissik Marshall, the famed Worcester collector and author whose collection now resides in the Ashmolean at Oxford.
03 April 2004
AS the most prolific of the 18th century English porcelain-producing factories, there is plenty of scope when it comes to collecting Worcester porcelain. There are few collectors, however, who can match the determination of Jeanne and Milton Zorensky.
20 October 2007
THERE must be something satisfying about a sale that performs as expected. Vendor, auctioneer and buyers all have their hopes and desires affirmed and most people come away happy.
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11 March 2014
This Worcester mug c.1754-55 proved the highlight of the Raymond Dennis collection of early English porcelain sold by Woolley & Wallis of Salisbury.
10 October 2013
Three fraudsters have been sentenced for a widespread scam using dud cheques at antiques fairs across the country.
30 January 2014
Hiscox have launched what they say is a unique insurance policy allowing collectors to value their own items and sign up online for cover in minutes.
13 June 2013
A large depiction of a magician commanded significant attention at Mellors & Kirk’s sale in Nottingham earlier today.
17 October 2013
The English porcelain highlight of the last month was undoubtedly this Worcester coffee pot sold at Tunbridge Wells & Hastings.
08 April 2013
The Higgins Armory Collection offered in London by Thomas Del Mar in association with Sotheby’s proved an irresistible draw for enthusiasts in this field.