Discover and Learn - Museum of Royal Worcester - Valuations and Dating

Have a go at recreating one of our potter’s vases, or go back for more options.

In 1878 Royal Worcester displayed a fascinating pair of vases at the Paris Exhibition. They were designed and modelled by James Hadley in Renaissance style, using the novel idea of making pottery tell its own story. The original vases, gilded in coloured metals by Josiah Davis won a gold medal and were sold on the spot. The Worcester Art Director, Richard Binns was awarded the Legion D’Honour. This second pair of vases was made for promotional display (and are now part of the Museum’s collection).

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