One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1An industrial and college city in central Massachusetts, on the Blackstone River; population 175,011 (est. 2008).
2A city in western England, on the Severn River, noted for its cathedral; the administrative centre of Worcestershire; population 96,300 (est. 2009). It was the scene in 1651, during the English Civil War, of a battle in which Oliver Cromwell defeated a Scottish army under Charles II. It has been a centre of porcelain manufacture since 1751.
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Porcelain made at Worcester, England, in a factory founded in 1751. The porcelain (largely tableware) at first showed strong influence from Chinese and Dresden designs before being produced in a wider variety of designs.
- ‘It is Chinese porcelain decorated with a Worcester pattern of roughly 1810 to 1820.’
- ‘A Worcester cup and saucer of English soft paste, belonging to the latter part of the Dr. Wall period, bears the square Chinese mark in blue.’
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