British porcelain got its start around 1770 when kaolin clay was found in Cornwall, England.Around 1880, the English made those ceramics lighter in weight, more translucent, and stronger by adding ground bone ash from farm animals to the wet clay, according to by Frank Farmer Loomis IV.
In 1813 George Barr joined the business, which then operated as Flight, Barr & Barr until 1840 when the factory was acquired by the firm of Chamberlain. * FREE GIFT: A Worcester Porcelain Teapot c.1770 A Worcester Porcelain Punch Bowl c.1770, painted in underglaze blue with the “Rock Strata” pattern, depicting a riverscape and pagodas on an island. A Large Worcester Porcelain Dessert basket c.1770, of oval shape with two ropework handles, the interior decorated with finely painted bouquet of flowers, the exterior with applied florettes at the intersections of the basketwork sides, painted in puce, the rim outlined in brown. (This example is the largest of the four sizes, produced by the factory). Two Worcester Tea bowls,(Possibly painted in the London atelier of James Giles) fluted with scalloped rim, decorated in gilt with a Neo-classical husk chain and medallions about a vitruvian scroll roundel and flower spray. By the early mid 1800s competition and changes in the economic climate meant that the ceramics industry had changed.To accommodate this change Chamberlain merged with Flight, Barr & Barr, giving rise to Chamberlain & Co in 1840.