The original partnership deeds are still housed in the Worcester Museum.Early production was rather haphazard and the purchase of Benjamin Lund’s Bristol company was used to bring vital technical expertise into the mix.

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It appears that around 1750 Dr John Wall (1708-1776) and the apothecary William Davis conducted some experiments at Davis’s shop in Broad street, Worcester.

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.

A lease for the grand house on the banks of the River Severn was taken out on 16th May 1751 and on the 4th June, the 15 partners signed a deed to officially establish the ‘Worcester Tonquin Manufacture’.

The secret of porcelain production was to be the property of the shareholders and each agreed to a penalty of £4000 should they disclose knowledge of the secret to anyone.

European countries were unable to unlock the secret to the formula so they made their first porcelains by substituting different materials. The soapstone made the porcelain withstand the heat of boiling water and produced tea services that were very much in demand.

In 1789, Worcester received a royal warrant, and is still producing porcelain by appointment to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.Meissen porcelain was greatly admired in England in the 1750’s, but its import was severly restricted and so English manufacturers imitated the meissen wares.For sale is a wonderful cream jug made by Royal Worcester.The jug measures about 7cm in height and 8cm from spout to handle. It is marked at the bottom (see picture) and is in very good condition. The first Royal Worcester factory was established on the banks of the River Severn by a group of local businessmen.