Royal Worcester is believed to be the oldest or second oldest remaining English porcelain brand still in existence today, established in 1751 (this is disputed by Royal Crown Derby, which claims 1750 as its year of establishment). known as Royal Worcester was formed in 1862, and wares produced before this are known as Worcester porcelain, although the company had a royal warrant from 1788.
Since 2009 part of the Portmeirion Group, Royal Worcester remains in the luxury tableware and giftware market, although production in Worcester itself has ended. The enterprise has followed the pattern of other leading English porcelain brands, with increasing success during the 18th and 19th centuries, and a gradual decline during the 20th century, especially the latter half.
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Thomas Flight died in 1800, leaving the factory in the hands of his son Joseph Flight and Martin Barr. and George Barr were being prepared at that time to run the factory.This is discussed in detail in Appendix III of Flight & Barr Worcester Porcelain by Henry Sandon.During this period, the factory was in poor repair.Production was limited to low-end patterns of mostly Blue and White porcelains after Chinese porcelain designs of the period.It was also pressured by competition from inexpensive Chinese export porcelain, and from Thomas Turner’s Caughley (pronounced "Calf-ley") Factory.