Royal Worcester was founded in 1751 with true entrepreneurial passion; before the 18th century, porcelain was a product from the Far East, although British potters had been fascinated with the product for many years. In the mid 1700s Dr John Wall – A physician- and William Davis – an apothecary – began experimenting with materials and processes with the aim of producing a porcelain recipe. Once successful they secured funding from 13 other local business men to open a factory in Worcester, and in 1751 the first porcelain factory was opened. After securing royal warrants the company became known as Royal Worcester in the late 1700s. With a legacy of association with fine art and artists, the Worcester brand is still highly sought after and still going strong. The Important Person pattern was retired in 1967 and included a cup and saucer showing various upper class pursuits. Unfortunately the saucer was lost long ago, but the teacup features text on the inside rim TO A VERY IMPORTANT PERSON and has a gilded edge. Artful graphics include mounted hunters, hounds and the lovely fox. Cup in in excellent condition, c 1960s, made in England of Fine Bone China. Measures 2 ¾ inches tall with a 13 inch circumference and a 2 inch base.