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.
44 item(s) found:
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A Carlton Ware covered vase 1921-1927, pattern 2519, design released in 1921 and attributed to Horace Wain an ovoid jar with a domed lid in the Chinoiserie 'Barge' pattern with orange, green yellow enamels and gilding on a deep mottled blue ground depictin
An A.G. Harley Jones Wilton Ware temple jar, circa 1923-1934. The hexagonal jar with a conforming domed lid and gilded knop, decorated in the Carlton Ware manner with a gold upon mottled blue Chinoiserie design of pavilions in a water garden setting; with
A Carlton Ware vase and a temple jar, a faceted orange lustre vase, circa 1915-27 and an 'Iris' covered temple jar on a deep blue ground, pattern 8092 with backstamp for period 1925-1970, but most likely of 1960s design and manufacture. Heights: 21 cm and
A large Carlton Ware Rouge Royale ginger jar, traditional ovoid form with polychrome enamel and elaborate gilt decoration of buildings, trees and figures on a striking red ground, printed mark to base. Lid absent. Height 21.6 cm
A group of five Carlton Ware vases and jars, 1925 and later, an orange lustre temple jar in 'Magpie' design pattern 2912; a 'Rouge Royale' ginger jar in underglaze 'Duck' pattern 4490; a navy ginger jar with a lilac and gold metallic iris transfer pattern;
Eight Carlton Ware jugs, pots and vases, circa 1920-1940, including a gilt and blue lustre jug and a matching lidded pot in 'New Mikado' pattern 2728/9; a blue baluster vase in 'Mikado' pattern 2355; a cylindrical flared vase in 'Temple' pattern 4481; a 'B
A collection of 'New Daisy' embossed Carlton Ware, 1948/49, seven items comprising a group of five on an apple green ground including an oval dish, a fluted raised dish, a jug, a sugar bowl and a lidded preserve pot with a daisy finial; also a jug and a sm
An assortment of Carlton Ware, nineteen pieces including five horsemen dishes, a floral basket, a bowl, cup, a small figurine, one mustard pot, a pair of novelty jugs, a highland terrier, four miniature cups and vase, a cup and matching saucer, various siz
A Carlton Ware 'Cartouche of Summer flowers' temple jar, circa 1916, decoration pattern 2033, body shape 121 (largest size), with two larger and several subsidiary cartouche-shaped reserves painted with sprays of flowers, the mottle blue ground gilt-decora
A Carlton Ware 'Mikado' ginger jar, mid 20th century, decoration pattern 4373, body shape 311, the Chinoiserie landscape painted on a vert Royale ground, the cover with gilt finial conforMing, impressed and printed marks underside. Height 27.5 cm. Diameter
A Carlton Ware 'Mikado' pattern temple jar and cover, circa 1920, decoration pattern 2519, body shape 153, the Chinoiserie design in coloured enamels and gold on the mottled blue ground, the conforming cover with the sitting-up Buddhist lion finial, impres
A Carlton Ware 'Tree and Swallow' jar, circa 1930, decoration pattern 3280, body shape 125/1, the design applied on a scaled blue ground, impressed, printed, and painted marks underside (lacking cover). Height 26.5 cm
A Carlton Ware yellow-ground 'Worcester Birds' temple jar, circa 1920, decoration pattern 2196, body shape 130, with opposed black-ground 'Worcester Birds'-Pattern Cartouches on Shaped Yellow Fields Between Gilt-Decorated Black Borders, the Conforming Cove
A Carlton Ware black-ground 'Mikado' jar, mid-1920s, decoration pattern 2881, body shape 125, the design painted to opposed sides on the black ground with a gloss terra cotta-ground border at the foot, the conforming cover in the domed version, painted and
A Carlton Ware 'Mikado' temple jar, 1970s/80s, decoration pattern 4433, body shape 130 (reissue), painted with a reduced version of the 'Mikado' landscape on a 'Rouge Royale' ground, the conforming cover with the gilt sitting Buddhist lion finial, impresse
A Carlton Ware 'Mikado' ginger jar, mid-20th century, decoration pattern 4373, body shape 311, the Chinoiserie landscape painted on a 'Vert Royale' ground, the gilt-finialed cover conforming, impressed and printed marks underside. Height 27.5 cm
A Carlton Ware 'Cloisonne Ware' 'Stork' temple jar, circa 1915, decoration pattern 723, body shape 130, the matt black-ground decorated to opposing sides in coloured enamels and gold with Chinese-style scenes of a stork and other birds in and around foliag
A Carlton Ware 'Cartouche of Summer flowers' temple jar, circa 1916, decoration pattern 2033, body shape 121 (largest size), with two larger and several subsidiary cartouche-shaped reserves painted with sprays of flowers, the mottled blue ground gilt-decor
A Carlton Ware 'Mikado' ginger jar, third quarter 20th century, decoration pattern 4433, body shape 311 (reissue), painted with a reduced version of the 'Mikado' landscape on a 'Rouge Royale' ground, the gilt-finialed cover conforming, impressed and later
A Carlton Ware 'Handcraft' lidded jar, circa1928-37, the bombe hexagonal shaped form with matched domed cover and foo dog finial displays the Chevrons pattern in jade green, black and silver. Stamped to base. Height 30 cm.
A large Carlton Ware temple jar on stand, the bulbous jar with domed cover and lion finial all glazed in a gloss green and decorated in the 'Mikado and temple ' No. 3201 all mounted on a separate stand with three gilt feet. Stamped to base. Total. Height 4
Carlton Ware 'Geometric Sunflower' patterned, lustre glazed, ovoid pot pourri vase with a detachable pierced lid, three short flared feet, an orange flecked ground, a stylised floral pattern and the shoulder decorated with a continuous lacy gilt floriate b
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