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 Carlton Ware 'Explosion & Butterfly' Petit-Fours tray, circa 1930, pattern 3452. The shaped circular tray with a striking fruit topped pedestal handle, decorated in orange, apple green, ochre and pastel enamels with exploding flowers, gilded swirls and s

Two Carlton Ware bowls. 1930s and later, including a Revo bowl in the handcrafted satin glazed 'Garden' pattern 3413 with cobalt, yellow and orange centred flowers upon a mottled blue ground with a purple fringed motif, production era 1930-1931; and the Ch

A group of three Carlton Ware oval trays, 1952 -1961, three ruffle edged bowls with striking geometric wedge handles, two with 'Pheasant' pattern 4934 on a rouge ground, the other in 'New Mikado' pattern 4328 upon a pale pink ground; with backstamps unders

Two vert Royale Carlton Ware bowls and one blue tray, 1930s, a tri-point footed bowl with a green ground below and vivid blue above in the exotic 'Heron and Magical Tree' pattern 4160, an oval vert Royale bowl, shape 1572, in 'New Mikado' pattern, and a de

A Carlton Ware dish and an ash-tray, mid-20th century, a 'Kingfisher and Water Lily' dish, decoration pattern 4391, body shape 2003/3, and a 'Starflower' circular three-rest ash-tray, decoration pattern 4215, impressed, painted, and printed factory marks t