Marvellous Quality Vintage (1950s) 24ct Gold Plated Royal Worcester "Fireproof" English Bone China Teapot, Creamer & Sugar Bowl. All in near perfect condition as shown in 12 photographs attached. Please browse all pictures for size, weight & condition.
There are no chips, cracks nor any crazing and the gold gilding is in excellent condition. This set has never been used and has only been displayed in a cabinet as an ornament. Beautiful set and lovely weight and feel. Royal Worcester is believed to be the oldest or second oldest remaining English porcelain brand still in existence today, established in 1751 (this is disputed by Royal Crown Derby, which claims 1750 as its year of establishment). Since 2009 part of the Portmeirion Group, Royal Worcester remains in the luxury tableware and giftware market, although production in Worcester itself has ended.
Technically, the Worcester Royal Porcelain Co. Known as Royal Worcester was formed in 1862, and wares produced before this are known as Worcester porcelain, although the company had a royal warrant from 1788. The enterprise has followed the pattern of other leading English porcelain brands, with increasing success during the 18th and 19th centuries, and a gradual decline during the 20th century, especially the latter half. Dr John Wall, a physician, and William Davis, an apothecary, developed a unique method for producing porcelain and, in 1751, persuaded a group of 13 businessmen to invest in a new factory at Warmstry House, Worcester, England, on the banks of the River Severn.
The early wares were soft-paste porcelain with bodies that contained soapstone. This places Worcester in a group of early English potteries including Caughley and factories in Liverpool. This item is in the category "Pottery, Ceramics & Glass\Decorative Cookware & Tableware\Cup & Saucers".
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