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.
5 item(s) found:
These items are not for sale and the descriptions, images and prices are for reference purposes only.
A Carlton Ware 'New Stork' charger, circa 1938, pattern 4283, with design attributed to Irene Pemberton, depicting three cranes standing in water reeds beneath stylised trees with tracery like curtains of foliage jewelled with colours upon an unusual spong
A Carlton Ware 'Rouge Royale' charger, circa circa 1952-1962, decoration pattern 2727, in 'New Mikado' with Chinoiserie designs in colours of flowering trees and pavilions upon a 'Rouge Royale' lustre ground, the rim with fine tracery patterns of lingzhi m
A Carlton Ware charger, circa 1938-1942, the shallow platter with flattened rim displays the new Stork pattern number 4280 on a mottled lustre ground, black factory mark to base and with further hand painted notations, 37 cm diameter.
A Carlton Ware rouge Royal platter, circa 1930, with gilt borders that swirl towards the centre decorated with painted gilt grape vines, signed to the base with original paper label. Length 29.5 cm. Width 19.5 cm
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