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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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.
28 February 2013
It was not the oak case that made this George III eight-day longcase clock such an attractive lot at Batemans of Stamford – it was the movement and face which bore the magic name of Thomas Ogden of Halifax.
27 March 2013
Silver smallwork is a designated area of the silver market in its own right but even this particular sector has its own sub-divisions.
21 December 2012
The London Ceramics Fair, organised by Nick Gent of Prestige Ceramic Fairs, is one of the first fairs to start the New Year.
01 March 2013
There is plenty on offer for collectors of Royal Worcester at McTear’s British & Continental ceramics and glass sale on March 12 in Glasgow.
07 September 2012
Irish auctioneers Mealy’s have a 36-year history of collaborating with Christie’s to sell major collections and, although the crème de la crème may have been offered in London in May, their recent sale of the treasures at Mount Congreve, Co Waterford was far from a matter of crumbs from a rich man’s table.