Meanwhile in Worcester...
Happy Autumn! (or, if you are down under, happy Spring!) I hope everyone has had a beautiful summer in spite of the weather and the many troubles the world is going through - we can always find beauty in something after all. I have been away on holiday and feel refreshed to pick up my blog and instagram, and bring lots of beautiful new porcelain to you.
In my last blog, before disappearing on holiday, I showed you my column in Homes & Antiques about the Derby factory, and today I just got the next issue on the doorstep. This time I write about Worcester, that wonderful large factory that emerged around 10 years after Derby and became its main counterpart and competitor.
Whereas Derby was all about design, Worcester came about because its founder, the local physician Dr John Wall, realised that the lead-glazed vessels that people drank cider from made them ill. He did pioneering research into lead poisoning and it motivated him to find a new, safer material to drink from. Porcelain was the answer and the Worcester factory was built around the desire to develop the best porcelain body to hold liquids. You can read all about it in my column!
Free Copy of Homes & Antiques
Do you want to find out about the history of British porcelain? You can follow my monthly column in Homes & Antiques, and you can order a free copy here; it contains an interview with myself alongside 5 other collectors. The magazine is delivered all over the world.
Where to find things
You can find many Worcester pieces here in my shop; some from the early period I write about in my column, many from later periods. You can find all my available stock here. And if you always want to see the latest additions, follow me on Instagram... I post pictures and a story every single day.
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Happy weekend, and to celebrate the autumn, see below a fitting hot chocolate cup in the "wheat sheaf" pattern 🌾🍁🍂
This week's new treasures: