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Royal Worcester China Replacements made in Worcester England

Replacement China in the Royal Worcester china patterns Made in Worcester England.

Royal Worcester, the company known today as a legend in the tableware industry, was started in 1751. Dr. John Wall, a gifted surgeon and local pharmacist stumbled upon a formula for "soft paste" porcelain. The paste formula was unique for its time and received much attention, as it did not crack when exposed to boiling water. With this industry-changing formula in hand, Wall and his associate secured local financial backing and formed Worcester - Tonkin, a porcelain studio on the banks of the river Severn in Worcester, England. See more information at bottom of page.

Only the very wealthy could afford Worcester Porcelain at the time of its establishment in Worcester, England, in 1751. Founder John Wall was determined to create porcelain of unsurpassed quality, and indeed, in 1789 King George III awarded the company the coveted Royal Warrant, thus granting manufacturing privileges for the British royalty.

During the Victorian era Worcester Royal Porcelain gained international renown as new decorative techniques were developed and mastered. More than 250 years later, still on the banks of the River Severn, Royal Worcester continues to produce some of the world's finest porcelain. While the company's oven-safe porcelain met the demand of modern consumers, traditional patterns and craftsmanship still prevailed.

In 1976 Royal Worcester merged with Spode, but heavy competition from over-seas, and too many employees, caused production to be moved to factories in Stoke and abroad. The company ended up in bankruptcy in 2008. In 2009 the brand name and intellectual property were acquired by Portmeirion. Currently, manufacturer of Royal Worcester dinnerware and fine china patterns is limited.