Royal worcester dating markings
Royal Worcester porcelain – The first production of porcelain in Worcester took place in 1751.
An eminent surgeon, Dr John Wall, perfected the secret recipe for the production of soft paste porcelain and a factory was founded on the banks of the river Severn.
The dating system continued until 1915 when 24 dots were arranged around the standard printing mark.
The dots system was getting too fussy so they were replaced by a single asterisk in 1916 followed by a new dot system.
Royal Worcester porcelain was founded in Worcester, England in 1751.
By 1755 Worcester porcelain was making the best English blue and white porcelain money could buy. Meissen porcelain was also greatly admired in England in the 1750's, but its import was restricted and so English manufacturers imitated the Meissen wares.
The use of dating was rather inconsistent in this time and a lot of items produced at this time are not dated.Tableware was revolutionised by ovenproof porcelain in 1931 and for the first time decorative porcelain cookware was produced which was hugely successful.Production at the Royal Worcester works on the Severn ceased in 2006 and the factory finally closed in 2009.It was during this period that new modellers were brought in, many of them freelance artists, and from then on Worcester porcelain saw a revival to it’s heydays of the eighteenth century.Over the next five decades it’s most successful artists were the Doughty sisters, Dorothy and Freda, Doris Linder, Gwendolen Parnell, and Eva Soper.