Learn about Carlton Ware

The Carlton Ware works were set up about 1890 by James Frederick Wiltshaw, James Alcock Robinson & William Herbert Robinson in Stoke-on-Trent, and Carlton Ware was adopted as a trade name in 1894.

About 1890 the company introduced its "Blush Ware" range, with floral designs on delicate pastel coloured backgrounds, sometimes with gilded additions.

In 1911 the partnership was dissolved and James Frederick Wiltshaw became the sole proprietor.

During the 1920s, the company became known for its Art Deco lustre wares, which command high prices today.

Many of the patterns were of imaginative geometric and stylised floral designs, some using Egyptian and oriental influences, such as the highly collectable ‘Tutenkahmen’ and ‘Mikado’ ranges.

The "Handcraft" range introduced in 1928 offered modern freehand painted designs with matt glazes which distinguished them from other manufacturers of the time using similar designs. more...

Learn about Coffee Pots

Before the invention of the dripolator, percolator and the expresso machine, the roasted and ground coffee beans were placed in a pot, and hot water was added, to infuse the water with the coffee. After the coffee had brewed it was ready for pouring, a similar process to that used to make tea now. It was not until the invention of the percolator in the late 19th century, that use of the coffee pot began to decline. From the early 18th century to the end of the 19th century, coffee pots were produced in silver, silver plate and by most of the major ceramics producers who produced dinnerware, including Wedgwood, Royal Worcester and Belleek.
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Carlton Ware 'Vert Royale' coffee set for six persons comprising a lidded sugar bowl, creamer, with six cups & saucers. Condition, good, minor crazing to the bases, height of sugar bowl, 10.5 cm

Carlton Ware 'Spider's Web' coffee service comprising a coffee pot, lidded sugar bowl, creamer & six coffee cups & saucers decorated with spiders web cobwebs with fruiting berries, harebells & dragonflies to a pale green lustre ground. Condition fair, subs

A Carlton Ware 'Egyptian Fan' coffee service for six, 1932-1933, pattern 3696, design attributed to violet Elmer. The petite coffee cans jewelled and gilded with stylised arc shaped fans flanked by towers of hollyhock style flowers and other spiral and cir

A vintage Carlton Ware 'Rouge Royal' coffee service, mid 20th century, the petite lobed cups with shaped handles and associated saucers of conforming design, all with a rich mottled rouge ground and gold borders, the cups gilt washed to the interior; with

A Carlton Ware Rouge Royale part coffee set - comprising pot (no lid), sugar and creamer, four cups and six saucers

Carlton Ware new Storks yellow ground coffee service comprising coffee pot, milk jug, lidded sugar basin and five cups with saucers plus two spare cups

A Carltonware Rouge Royale coffee service for six. Height of coffee pot: 20 cm.

Collection of Carlton Ware rouge Royal 27 pieces, mid 20th century, English porcelain, comprising of: coffee pot (slight AF), cream jug, sugar bowl with lid, 8 coffee cups, 7 saucers, water jug, 2 leaf dishes, double leaf style vase, leaf vase, cigarette b

Carlton Ware Rouge Royale coffee set, comprising of coffee pot, milk jug and 6 cup/saucers

Carlton Ware coffee set, comprising of coffee pot, milk jug, sugar bowl, 6 cup/saucers and 2 dishes, light green glaze with gilt

A Carlton Ware blue lustre coffee service, decorated with Kingfishers in flight, comprising coffee pot, cream jug, sugar bowl and six gilt cups and five saucers, registration number 721740

Carlton Ware blue Royale coffee set comprising coffee pot, 6 cups and saucers, milk and sugar

A Carlton Ware 'Paradise Bird and Tree' coffee service, circa 1930, registration number 721740, comprising a coffee pot, a sugar basin, a cream jug, and six cups and saucers, the exteriors with the design on a terra cotta ground with black borders, the int

A Carlton Ware polka dot 'Countess' coffee service, mid-20th century, body shapes 1582Comprising a coffee pot, a covered and handled sugar basin, a cream jug, and six cups and saucers, the exteriors with enamelled mauve polka dots on the 'Vert Royale' grou

A Carlton Ware Orbit coffee set, comprising coffee pot with four mugs and saucers, jug and basin.

A Carlton Ware Rouge Royale coffee set, in the new Stalk design pot missing cover one cup & saucer plain without stalk design

A stylish Carlton Ware tall orange monochrome glaze coffee pot, with concentric ring decoration and hoop handle. Height 31 cm

A retro Carlton-Ware coffee service chocolate brown glaze with green and orange geometric patterns, includes coffee pot, six cups and saucers, sugar, creamer and two serving dishes

Carlton Ware 'Bleu Royale' coffee service for six including a coffee pot, milk jug, sugar bowl, and cups and saucers

Carlton Ware coffee service in Royal Blue with Japanese pagoda decoration, setting for six

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