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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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

Good Art Deco Carlton ware lidded box hand enamelled with stylised flowers

A Carlton Ware 'New Mikado' box and a rose-decorated box, mid-20th century, decoration pattern 2727 and unknown, body shapes 2103 and 2548(?), the rectangular box with elements of the Chinoiserie landscape painted to the cover and sides on a 'Rouge Royale'

A Carlton Ware Rouge Royale box and cover, in the new 'Stalk' design. Length 14 cm

Three rouge Royale Carlton Ware bowls of various forms and rectangular box

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