Carlton Ware

Carlton Ware

Carlton ware as a collectable of the 20th century has become extremely popular. This prolific pottery made a diverse range of shapes and remained committed to quality prices of Carlton ware and made it very attractive to the collector, as the prices vary from a mere R50-00 to R4000 – R6000 for the better pieces. In 1911 J. Wiltshaw took over the whole factory and introduced a whole new range of wares with chief designer Horace Wain. He was replaced in the 1920’s by Enoch Boulton who took Carlton ware into its most inventive period. The main influence was the discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb in 1922. These pieces with enameled work are extremely sought after.

Cuthbert Wiltshaw died in 1966 and the company was sold to Arthur Wood & sons. Standards dropped and in 1987 a new company was formed, Carlton Kent which relaunched Carlton Ware in 1992. The company lasted two years. Today the factory produces limited edition figures. Carlton ware is definitely on the rise and offers a wonderful diverse field to collect.

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