The city of Worcester has always been a main center of the porcelain
In the nineteenth century three
major factories were located in Worcester.
Granger, and Flight and Barr. Dr. Wall founded the first Worcester factory in 1751.
The earliest wares were decorated in underglaze blue, and then later colored wares.
In 1783 the original factory was purchased by
Thomas Flight who partnered with Martin Barr in 1793.
In 1803 the company changed to Flight Barr and Barr.
In 1840 the Flight, Barr and Barr company merged with its rival the Chamberlain's company and they traded as Chamberlain &
After the Kerr and Binns took over the
company the name changed in 1862 to the Worcester Royal Porcelain Co. Ltd.
The earliest Blue and
White porcelain 1751-1790 are well documented in my late father's book
"Worcester Blue and White of the First Period 1751-1790" By Branyan French and Sandon.
We still have an excellent reference collection and always
try and keep a good selection of Worcester porcelain.