The first Royal Worcester factory was established on the banks of the River Severn by a group of local businessmen. They discovered a method of making a porcelain material and then persuaded a group of 13 local businessmen to back their discovery with an investment in a new factory at Warmstry House. Worcester also obtained licences to mine soapstone in Cornwall and worcester soapstone porcelain did not crack when boiling water was poured into it; giving worcester a significant advantage over other producers. Hard paste porcelain is made of 2 ingredients-kaolin clay and petuntse decomposed granite. European countries were unable to unlock the secret to the formula so they made their first porcelains by substituting different materials.
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Royal Worcester Porcelain & Worcester Marks -
John Wall and a group of 13 local businessmen who established a porcelain factory in Many experts believe Royal Worcester to be the oldest English porcelain brand still in existence today. John Wall, a physician, and William Davis, an apothecary, were trying to develop a method of porcelain production that could then be used to boost prosperity and employment in Worcester, came into contact with the Bristol porcelain manufactory of Lund and Miller. They were using soapstone a type of metamorphic rock as a prime raw material in their porcelain production, this was a then-unique method for producing porcelain.
Collecting Royal Worcester Porcelain
In order to differentiate between different Royal Worcester RW coddlers with the same or similar pattern , We use a combination of characteristics of the coddler. The nomenclature of "types" is Bruce's. As more data becomes available to us, some of these types may change. There are twelve major types of RW coddlers, which will be designated with an Arabic numeral Type 1 through Type
The pattern name if there was one, was placed on top or inside the backstamp. Sometimes the TCW was used or replaced by a pattern name or if the pattern didn't have a Name it was left blank. In the backstamp changed again, all references to the Crown China works had ceased, and the Bone China theme was taken up. On these Backstamps the word "Bone" was swapped for the word "Crown".