Royal Worcester “Floral Pattern” Cup and Saucer
Royal Worcester “Floral Pattern” Cup and Saucer. The cup is 2.25 inches tall and 2.75 inches in diameter. The saucer is 4.75 inches in diameter and 0.50 inches deep. Both pieces are in good condition
Royal Worcester manufactures bone china and in particular porcelain. Founded in Worcester, England in 1751, the factory was established on the banks of the River Severn by a group of local businessmen, with the guidance of Dr John Wall, an eminent physician. Dr. Wall along with another of the group, apothecary William Davis, developed their method for producing porcelain. Dr. Wall secured the sum of £4500 from the partners to establish the factory in Worcester and those original partnership deeds are still housed in the Museum of Worcester Porcelain.
The Worcester factory always prided itself on its quality Worcester Porcelain. It received a royal warrant in 1789, and is still currently by appointment to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
At its height, the firm employed nearly 1,000 people, but after the 2006 merger with Spode and heavy competition from overseas, the production was gradually switched to factories in Stoke and abroad. 100 staff were made redundant in 2003 and another 100 went in 2005. 15 porcelain painters left the Severn Street factory on Friday September 29, 2006, together with 100 other workers. The very few employees who remain with Royal Worcester will be retrained so the company can focus on the production of ornamental, giftware and prestige ranges.
Antique Porcelain & Pottery