The Royal Worcester Porcelain factory was founded in 1751 by Dr. John Ward and a group of local businessmen with a Royal Warrant from King George III. The company celebrated its 250th anniversary in 2001.
Burley and Company was founded in 1884 from the former Burley and Tyrell, who had advertised themselves as the largest importers of china and glassware. I found no information about when they went out of business, but the latest reference I found to them was 1915-1917.
This beautiful set of 4 Royal Worcester dinner plates are the Diana pattern. The white center is separated from the cream colored border by gold ring and gold encrusted band. The outer rim is decorated with another gold ring and a different wider gold encrusted design. The plate is stamped with the Royal Worcester insignia and crown; "Royal Worcester - Made in England - Diana"; "Burley & Co. - Chicago" and the pattern # 2167. The dinner plate measures 10 3/8" across. Near mint condition. (3) sets of 4 plates are available for sale. Also (3) set of 4 cups & saucers in this pattern are available in my store.
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