A rare Worcester porcelain trio. Comprising of tea cup, coffee cup & saucer. The coffee cup has the ultra rare impressed'FLIGHTS' mark. The tea cup has the purple underglaze'flight' mark.Condition: Very good condition for age. No chips, cracks or restoration. Only the tea cup has noticable gilt wear. This is to the rim mainly in the area near the handle. Reference The Worcester factory was one of the first, probably the best, and certainly the most long-lived of the 18th-century porcelain makers. Pieces from its first 100 years are widely admired and collected. The first two porcelain manufacturers in England were close to the city of London, at Bow in the east and Chelsea in the west.
Both were founded in the 1740s and both made soft-paste porcelain. A porcelain factory was founded in the city of Worcester in 1751, and although it underwent several changes of name, splits and mergers, it can trace its history continuously from that time up to the present day. The factory's guiding light in its first years was Dr John Wall, a chemist and artist as well as a physician, who set out to emulate the great European factories of Sevres and Meissen. The company's soft-paste porcelain was denser and yet more delicately potted than that of its British rivals.The soapstone-style body of Worcester proved immensely popular. When his former partner died in 1783, the factory was bought by a Thomas Flight, and continued for more than 50 years under various members of the Flight and Barr families. Please super size images for close examination of this delightful item and representation of details I may miss in description. Factory was founded in the city of Worcester in 1751, and although it underwent several changes of name, splits and mergers, it can trace its history continuously from that time up to the present day. Auctiva offers Free Image Hosting and Editing.
The item "Very Rare FLIGHTS Mark Worcester Porcelain Trio 1783-1792 2 Cups & Saucer" is in sale since Monday, May 6, 2019. This item is in the category "Pottery, Porcelain & Glass\Porcelain/China\Royal Worcester\Tableware". The seller is "lavintiquemaison2" and is located in St.
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