This exquisite dessert dish was made by Royal Worchester prior to 1891. The hand decorated, flawless floral motif is just wonderful. The lines and colors blend together to lend an air of premium quality, that can't be duplicated. Each side has a different flowing and realistic design that could captivate the on looker. The plate is 6 & 1/4 inches in diameter. It is marked on the bottom with the Royal Worchester mark in a purple ink beneath the glaze. There are no other marks with which to date it but the "Made in England" line was added in 1891 and it is not present. The pretty little dish is in exceptional condition....BUT there are two old chip repairs (one is about 1/8 inch and the other is about 3/16th inch) on the bottom of the rim. They are not visible from the top.
In the mid 1700s Dr. John Wall, an eminent physician, and a druggist friend, William Davis, began experimenting with materials to produce a porcelain recipe. After their success, they borrowed money from 13 other local business men to open a factory in Worcester, England. In 1751 the first Worcester porcelain factory was established.
Worcester played a major role in the development of the English porcelain , and the company went through several name changes and mergers. Meissen and Royal Worchester shared honors for making the highest quality porcelain available. Worcester is now known as Royal Worcester Porcelain Co.
Royal Worcester is known for its history, provenance and classically designed English porcelain. The company is now part a conglomerate, and it still manufactures luxury tableware .
Exceptional Royal Worchester Dessert Dish