Royal Worcester Portia Set of 3 Square Plates Raised Enamel Florals w/Gold 1921. Exquisite Decorative Set of 3 SQUARE PLATES 8 3/16 from ROYAL WORCESTER , BLUE SCROLLWORK w/WIDE YELLOW Band & GOLD Trim, Enamel Raised Fruit & Flowers, from Worcester, Worcestershire, England, circa 1921.DESCRIPTION: This superb quality china has colors that are bright and vivid. This is hand decorated on white & cream porcelain with a gold trim on the rim. The colors used are: blue, tan, black, yellow & orange. The most striking thing about these plates is the beautiful simplicity of the classic design with the raised enamel paint used on the fruit and flowers. The blue scrollwork on the yellow background really pops out at you. The 6 point star medallion in the center of the plates accents the cartouches on the corners. We have a set of 8 of these plates in another listing. CONDITION: While this 100 year old antique set is classified as used, the condition is superb. There are no chips, nicks, cracks, rubbings, scratches or hairlines. There are no utensil marks. There is no wear to the gold. DIMENSIONS: The square plates are 8 3/16" with a height of 3/4".
HISTORY/MARKS: Back in 1751, Dr. John Wall, a surgeon, William Davis, an apothecary, and a group of 13 local businessmen established a porcelain factory. In Worcester in 1756 Robert Hancock was the first man to apply transferring of prints onto porcelain. By 1789 the quality of Worcester Porcelain earned the company the prestigious "Royal Warrant" as Manufacturers to their Majesties after a visit from George III; thus the word "Royal" was added to the name.
After centuries in the porcelain business, surviving wars and depressions, Royal Worcester experienced a number of ownership changes after the 1980's. The final result being the cessation of business and the sale of the trade names and intellectual property in 2009 to Portmeirion Potteries plc.
Godden's Encyclopaedia of British Pottery and Porcelain Marks. There is a date cipher below the mark of "Dot Dot Dot Star Dot Dot" used 1921. The black registration number is #675777 which was registered in 1920.
The red registration number is 487526 which was registered in 1906. The date cipher identifies this as manufactured in 1921. This set was imported by Ovington Brothers Co. Please view all pictures carefully as they are part of the description.
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