Variation of Standard Royal Worcester mark on stag head vase

by Jane
(Powys, Wales, UK)

Variation of Standard Royal Worcester mark on stag head vase

Variation of Standard Royal Worcester mark on stag head vase

Variation of Standard Royal Worcester mark on stag head vase
Stag head vase - Variation of Standard Royal Worcester mark on stag head vase

Variation of Standard Royal Worcester mark on stag head vase:- I am puzzled about this large stag-head vase (12" tall) that I bought recently at an antiques fair in Liverpool, England. It was sold as Royal Worcester, with the dealer making a point of saying that it was and having put a sticker on the side to that effect.


But the mark on the base (under the glaze) is nothing like the Royal Worcester mark. Presumably it is something "made in China" fairly recently, but I am baffled as to why somebody should put a mark on it that says "Royal Worcester" but which isn't anything like the real one.

I'm not actually concerned whether it's Royal Worcester or not, as I bought it as a decorative item and I think it's absolutely gorgeous (although none of my friends and family agree). I think it's elegant, unusual and beautifully designed and modeled. But I must admit that it's taken the gloss off it a bit that it's got a fake mark on it. Why pretend it's Royal Worcester, when it stands perfectly well in its own right?

I've searched the web for info on "wrong" Royal Worcester marks, but can't find anything. Has anybody come across this mark on anything else, or know where it comes from or if there's much of this stuff on the market?

In the meantime I shall continue to enjoy it, and might get round to putting some flowers in it to make the "antlers".

Jane

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Reply by Peter (admin)

To:- Variation of Standard Royal Worcester mark on stag head vase

Hi Jane

Enjoy your Royal Worcester stag vase without fretting any longer. This mark is a standard Worcester mark - just a variation of the normal one. It has been used from 1862 to current on certain editions.

Beautiful item, beautiful bone china porcelain of the highest quality, not a fake.

Peter (admin)

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Unusual Royal Worcester mark
by: Anonymous

Hi I've just bought a small Royal Worcester egg coddler that has the same makers mark as your vase. The coddler looks exactly the same as others I've had in the past with the same pattern that had a Royal Worcester mark that I could identify. I feel sure that this is Royal Worcester though and it looks as though it has a bit of age.

I have this same vase!
by: Rosanne

Hi,
I have this same exact vase in pristine condition. I found your site while trying to research it. I want to sell it and have no idea what it's value is.

Have you found out anything else?

Thanks!

Horse-head vase value
by: Jane

Hi
I've been assured by Worcester that it's a genuine Royal Worcester piece. It was sculpted by Raoh Schorr, and I believe it sold for £250 when new in the 1960s. There also a horse-head vase by Raoh Schorr. It occasionally turns up on eBay, with this sort of price on it, but doesn't sell terribly well. Apparently not everyone shares my enthusiam!

thanks!
by: Rosanne

Wow, I had no idea. Thanks for the information!

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