Monday, March 30, 2009

“Carlton Ware” - Daryle Lambert

Carlton " Rouge Royale" - Thanks to

Isn't it amazing what you can find if you go looking? Yesterday, because it was getting late, I pulled a book out of my library and found a company that I wasn't familiar with. After writing the blog on Glidden Pottery, I decided to examine a few of the other companies featured in Leslie Pina's book Pottery – Modern Wares 1920-1960, and found Carlton Ware, that I think you will find of interest.

Some of the most beautiful ceramics that were ever made came from the Wedgwood Company with their Fairy Lustre lines, but little did I know that Carlton also made a series equal to the Fairy Lustre.

There were other companies making exceptional lines of earthenware and porcelain. A few of their names are: Doulton, Clarice Cliff and Longway. These companies excelled during the period starting in the 1920's,

However, the one I want to examine today is Carlton Wares. The company was founded in 1890 by Wiltshaw and Robinson to make novelty wares, but during that time they developed several lustre colors. These often were gilded and enameled in Chinese patterns. This is where they became very competitive with Wedgwood, and in some cases were preferred.

Once you have seen some of the pieces produced by Carlton you will never forget them. I wish that I had a collection of the gilded and enameled pieces myself but we are buying for others, right? But after seeing the vivid colors of the animals and flowers on these pieces you will be hooked. Be sure to add this company to your list of companies to search for and you will be rewarded handsomely. Two of the lines that attract the most attention are “Rouge Royale” and “Bleu Royale.”

There is a rather extensive list of items on eBay and it would be good if you would examine both the current and completed listings. There is money to be made here and the markets are on both sides of the ocean.

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