Australia batting coach Graeme Hick received the gift which was made by the Royal Worcester Porcelain
Worcester is also the home of Royal Worcester Porcelain
, composer Edward Elgar spent most of his life in the county and, of course, it's synonymous with Lea & Perrins, makers of Worcestershire Sauce.
By the early 20th century, according to Fergus Gambon, department director of British ceramics at Bonhams, a classic Worcester porcelain
plate from 1775 would have set you back 'the price of a two-up two-down'.
And you can see the world's biggest collection of Worcester porcelain
at the Museum of Royal Worcester, a 15-minute walk away museumofroyalworcester.org Then stroll back along the riverfront.
Ltd known as Royal Worcester was formed in 1862 and wares produced before this are known as Worcester porcelain
, although the company had a royal warrant from 1788.
In the case of Shon Dale-Jones' one-man show it's a Royal Worcester porcelain
figure of The Duke of Wellington on horseback which his father bought for PS750 in 1974 as an investment.
A collection of Royal Worcester porcelain
, described as "exceptional" by experts, will be auctioned later this month.
This 21st century structure has been designed both to complement the historic buildings that surround it and to mirror the dimensions and design of the original Royal Worcester Porcelain
factory building that sits directly opposite.
The Royal Worcester Porcelain
company appointed James as consultant sculptor and he was also president of the Natural History Society of Northumbria and a founder member of Northumberland Wildlife Trust.
Noke had joined the firm from the Worcester porcelain
factory in 1889, and as Doulton's chief modeller, he set about reviving the firm's interest in figure making.
Visits to Ledbury and Worcester Porcelain
Museum (entry included) are slotted in before returning via Stratford-upon-Avon.
Noke was born in Worcester and at the age of 15, became an apprentice modeller and designer at the Worcester porcelain