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 pair of 'Scimitar' Carlton Ware candlesticks, 1932-1936, pattern 3651, design attributed to violet Elmer, the bold and vibrant Art Deco sticks with stylised enamel flowers and shark fin panels with patterns in black, yellow, orange, fawn and gilt

A group of five assorted pieces of Carlton Ware, various dates from 1916-1936, a small blue ground 'Chinese Figures' vase on a wooden stand, pattern 3199, a pair of blue squared and tapered candlesticks 'Kang Hsi' pattern 2021, a small 'Persian' pattern re

An assortment of Carlton Ware, seventeen items including salt and pepper shakers -one pair and four others, three salad ware dishes of various sizes, one floral wall vase, one bird pen holder, three additional plain coloured gilt rimmed bowls and dishes, a

A pair of Carlton Ware polka dot 'Vert Royale' candlesticks, mid-20th century, body shapes 1713, each with a wide pan above a short bobbin-turned shaft with a pair of loop handles on a spreading foot, the shaft and foot with enamelled mauve polka dots, the

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