This month my column in Homes & Antiques is about Worcester porcelain again, but this time about the "other" factory: Chamberlains Worcester. Humphrey Chamberlain spent his young years at the famous Worcester factory, but with the arrival of John Flight he left and set up his own establishment across the road, providing the Flight & Barr factory with a huge headache in the years to come.
But it wasn't just a headache. The competition between these two factories led to some of Britians best porcelain, and at times it was collaboration as well. Mix in the clever Caughley factory down the road in Shropshire, and a bit of intrigue with the infamous William Billingsley and the painters he trained, and we have a fascinating history and the most fabulous porcelain.
I have a few gorgeous Chamberlains Worcester pieces for sale at the moment, from the early years to the very lavish later period; you can find them here on the Chamberlains Worcester page.
Over the years I've sold several truly stunning pieces... the best was two large sets of plates painted by Humphrey Chamberlain Jr, the very talented young painter who unfortunately died at a young age.
You can read the whole story in the full piece, which you can find on my PRESS page... or even better, subscribe to Homes & Antiques through the special offer below. I write a column every month, taking us on a journey through 18th and 19th Century Britain in search of the best porcelain - and the best stories.
Where to find things
You can find all my Worcester items here, and you can find all my available items here. If you want to stay up to date with new additions, find me on Instagram, where I put up pictures with a story several times a week.
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