Some interesting notes on the company behind this vase. It was established in 1890 by James Frederick Wiltshaw, William Herbert Robinson, and James Alcock Robinson trading under the name of Wiltshaw and Robinson. The trademark "Carlton Ware" was introduced in 1894, and the company's factory was renamed the Carlton Works.
The company was renamed Carlton Ware Limited in 1958 and following the death of Frederick Cuthbert Wiltshaw in 1966, the company was sold to Arthur Wood and Sons. The company continued to trade well until developing serious financial difficulties in the late 1980s, which forced it into receivership in 1989. An unsuccessful attempt was then made to rescue the company by Grosvenor Ceramic Hardware, with production finally ending in 1992.
In 1997 the Carlton Ware brand was resurrected by Francis Joseph of the Carlton Ware Design Centre, Roslyn Works, Stoke-on-Trent. It continues to manufacture novelty items aimed at the collectors' market.
This is a stunning example of a ceramic vase that was produced around 1950. The vase is handpainted in a striking detail of white, chocolate, and ebony. The vase is stamped # 1168. There are no stains, crazing, or chips. It is in perfect vintage condition with even the base showing very little wear.
Pointy diameter: 9.5cm
Rounded diameter: 10.5cm
This is such a lovely vase. It is a special piece on its own or would look lovely with a small posy of flowers.
Kimberley and Georgina xx