Part of the Portmeirion Group since 2009, Royal Worcester remains in the luxury tableware and giftware market, although production in Worcester itself has ended.
When did Worcester porcelain close?
14 June 2009 The Worcester Royal Porcelain Company went into administration on 6 November 2008 and its last day of trading was 14 June 2009 following the acquisition of the brand name and intellectual property (but not the manufacturing facilities) by the Portmeirion Pottery Group which has a factory in Stoke-on-Trent.
Can you put Royal Worcester porcelain in the oven?
Tableware – Porcelain and Earthenware. Designed for modern day living, Portmeirions tableware is Oven-to-Table and dishwasher safe. It can even go from freezer to oven (providing the dish is at least ½ full with food or liquid).
Who bought Royal Worcester?
Portmeirion Pottery brands Royal Worcester and Spode have been bought by ceramic firm Portmeirion - but manufacturing has now ended at two historic factories. Stoke-based Portmeirion will take over the rights to produce goods under the world famous brands after a £3.2 million deal was struck.
Is Spode still in business?
His son, Josiah Spode II, was certainly responsible for the successful marketing of English bone china. Today, Spode is owned by Portmeirion Group, a pottery and homewares company based in Stoke-on-Trent .Spode.Spode logo since 2010TypePrivateIndustryPotteryFounded1770FounderJosiah Spode3 more rows
Is Spode now made in china?
Spode is a brand of china that was first made in the 1770s in Stoke-on-Trent, England. Today Spode has been purchased by the Portmeirion Group, and is one of several brands it makes. And nowadays some pieces are made in other countries, including China.
Is Spode china valuable?
Spode ceramics, like many valuable Staffordshire pottery pieces, are produced in a variety of body types, styles, patterns, and ceramic formulas. These quality ceramics hold their value well and increase in value with care over time as collectibles.
Can Royal Worcester go in the oven?
Our toughened glass lid is super strong, conveniently transparent and oven safe to 180°C/355°F.