One of the Royal Worcester specialities was the highly sought after painted fruit on porcelain.
The tradition originated with the painter Octar H. Copson, who in 1880 painted a plaque commissioned by a local farmer to commemorate the introduction of the Pershore plum.
The beauty of Royal Worcester fruit painted porcelain can only be achieved thanks to the enormous skill of the Worcester artists. Training to be a fruit painter was one of the longest training programmes at Royal Worcester and attracted only the the most highly skilled artists.
There are many Royal Worcester painters of importance, including Richard Sebright, Edward Townsend, William Ricketts, Harry Austin, Walter Austin, William Bagnall, William Bee, Harry Davis, John Freeman, William Hawkins, Horace Price, Frank Roberts & John Stinton.