A Flight Worcester teabowl and saucer, circa 1785.

The Worcester factory was founded in 1751 by a group of local businessmen, from whom it was purchased in 1783 by Thomas Flight. Flight’s two sons subsequently directed production at the factory, which received a Royal Warrant from King George III in 1789. This spirally fluted teabowl and saucer, decorated with gilding, dark puce enamel and scattered sprays of flowers, was made at a time when most of the wares produced at Worcester were blue and white copies of Chinese originals. There are also three coffee cups and one other saucer.


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