Royal Worcester is one of the oldest English porcelain manufacturers still in production today. Originally founded as Worcester Porcelain Company by Dr John Wall in 1751.
Royal Worcester Date Marks were first placed on pottery and porcelain in 1862 but it was 1867 before it became common place. Awarded a royal warrant in 1788, due to its success and quality. Royal Worcester is also known for its many well-known painters and artists which can also help with dating a piece.
Earlier Worcester Marks are rarely seen, and typically the crescent mark dates pieces to the Dr Wall period before 1783.
Today the Royal Worcester brand sits under the Portmeirion Pottery Group umbrella, along with Spode, Portmeirion and Pimpernel.
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