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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Carltonware 'Forest Tree' lidded urn vase, height 28 cm, pattern no. 3244

Pair of Carlton Ware Rouge Royale lidded urns 18.5 cm high

W&R Carlton Ware lidded urn, 16.5 cm high. Persian lake scene, very rare

A graduated pair of Carlton Ware 'Armand Lustre Ware' lidded urns, the baluster bodies with oriental style mildly domed lids with ball finials, the butterflies in blue, purple, red and other lustre tones on an orange ground with red detail and gilt highlig

Carlton Ware 'Bleu Royale' series, enamelled and gilded lidded urn