The first Worcester factory was established on the banks of the River Severn in 1751. Within a few years, Worcester was making the best English blue and white porcelain tea wares that money could buy, as well as more expensive coloured enamel sets. In 1789, Worcester received a royal warrant, and is still producing porcelain by appointment to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Royal Worcester has played a major role in the development of the English porcelain tradition and represents the finest in tea ware. Treasured by museums and collectors alike, good antique pieces and even relatively modern Royal Worcester porcelain items will become rarer and harder to find. Invest in not only history but traditional elegance with Worcester porcelain.