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.
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...Other later collectable areas of Carlton Ware are the high-lustre table ware in the "Royale" brand, introduced in 1949 and continuing through to the early 1970s, advertising wares, particularly those displaying the Guinness name, and the Walking Ware range of the 1970s, which was the company's last great success.
In 1966, following the death of Cuthbert Wiltshaw, the company was sold to Arthur Wood & Sons and continued to trade until it developed serious financial difficulties in the late 1980s, forcing it into receivership in 1989, resulting in it finally closing in 1992.
In 1997 the company's intellectual property and moulds were purchased by FJ Publications, which now produces objects for the collector's market.
23 item(s) found:
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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
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
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
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