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...
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A Carlton Ware salad bowl and serving spoon, with a small Carlton Ware side plate (3), Dia. 23 cm bowl.

Good Carltonware Rouge Royale plate handpainted with duck and Iris, size 22 by 13.5 cm

Four Carlton Ware serving dishes & a jug with under plate, 24 cm wide (widest) approx

Three pieces of Carlton Ware foxglove pattern comprising of a cruet set, sauce boat and under plate, together with a bowl

Two Carlton Ware serving serving plates being a leaf form 26.5 cm wide and another decorated with floral garland 28 cm wide

Six medium size Carlton ware foxglove plates, approx 18 by 16.5 cm

Selection of Carlton Ware and Royal Winton to include three carlton ware bowls,a royal winton plate and sugar pot

Selection of china to include a Royal Doulton 'Violet'cup,Saucer, and Plate,Shelley,And Four Carltonware Coffee Cups and Saucers

Rare Carlton Ware 'Spider Web' cabinet plate with gilt handles

Carlton Ware seven various vintage pieces including Fiji souvenir cabinet plate

Five vintage pottery items comprising of 2 Carlton Ware bowls, an Empire Ware plate, a vase and a cottage Ware butter dish

A group of five assorted Carlton Ware pieces, Variously dated from 1890 to modern era, including two W & R blushware dishes, a W & R rectangular flow blue dish with gilt highlighting, a handcraft style matte blue and coloured plate, and a modern era 'Hummi

A Carlton Ware 'Vine' bowl and a 'Pheasant' plate, circa 1950 and later, an oval 'Vert Royale' bowl in 'Vine' pattern 4423 and a ruffled rim plate with 'Pheasant' pattern 4934 in gilt and enamel on a rouge ground; backstamps underside, the latter with lith

Four various English china plates, including Carlton Ware; old Foley; Maling etc

A large Carlton Ware royal blue plate, circa 1923-1927, in 'Persian' pattern 2884 featuring figures in an exotic desert pavilion with a prayer mat to the fore and surrounded with flowering plants, date palms and fruit trees, herons and deer, with an impres

Two vert Royale Carlton Ware bowls and one blue tray, 1930s, a tri-point footed bowl with a green ground below and vivid blue above in the exotic 'Heron and Magical Tree' pattern 4160, an oval vert Royale bowl, shape 1572, in 'New Mikado' pattern, and a de

A striking Carlton Ware 'River Fish' rectangular plate, circa 1935, also known as 'Shabunkin' pattern 3971, on a modulating green ground with underglaze painting and a vibrantly top enamelled fish with gilt and enamel reeds; stamp underside, also the paper

A set of Carlton Ware lustre Walking Ware egg cups and plate

Carlton Ware pair of plates red background, decorated with black birds on a branch, stamped Carlton Ware (2). Diameter 21.5 cm

An unusual Carlton Ware 'Mikado' pattern plate, circa 1925, decoration pattern 2914, the centre with the Chinoiserie design in gold on the black ground, the green-ground border with Chinese lake landscapes within cartouches between stylized floral panels,

A Carlton Ware limited edition plate, signed Marie Graves and dated 11-8-1999, the plate with pinched corners displays the contemporary Eclipse pattern. Stamped to base and numbered 26/100. Length 24 cm. Width 24 cm.

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