Tag Archives: Carlton Ware

Carlton Ware Milk Jug – SOLD

26 Jan

Carlton Ware milk jug

Carlton Ware milk jug

This Carlton ware jug is pretty garish, but it’s so over the top that its’ garishness is quite beautiful. From what I can see it’s in immaculate condition, which is always quite important with collector pieces.  I really like the combination of the deep green with the soft pink glaze, and of course the gold handle is just fantastic! An unusual piece that’s sure to attract a fair bit of attention.

Dimensions: 13.5cm tall x 8.5cm in diameter

Price: R165

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Carlton Ware Sugar Bowl – SOLD

11 Jan

Carlton Ware sugar bowl

Carlton Ware sugar bowl

This little sugar bowl from Carlton Ware has a fair amount of crazing, but other than that it’s in good nick (no chips that I can see). The crazing’s quite dark in places which isn’t ideal, but it’s such a pretty little bowl – and from a very reputable ceramic house-  that the plusses definitely outweigh the minuses. I particularly like the subtlety of the lily pad that’s impressed into the side of the bowl – so delicate.

Dimensions: 7cm high x 10.5cm in diameter

Price: R120

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Carlton Ware Cabbage Leaf Dish – SOLD

16 Aug

Carlton Ware cabbage leaf dish

Carlton Ware cabbage leaf dish

The maker’s mark on the back of this typically kitsch Carlton Ware dish dates to between 1935 and 1961. I think it was probably made in the late ’50s/early ’60s, but that still makes it in the region of 50 years old. Given its age it’s in excellent condition, with the only damage being a very slight mark on the underside of the dish that’s not noticeable at all. Carlton Ware’s not for everyone, but for those who do appreciate its quirky style, this would be a great piece to add to your collection!

Dimensions: 27cm long x 16cm wide x 3cm high

Price: R150

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Carlton Ware Salt Bowl – SOLD

13 Jun

Carlton Ware Salt Bowl

Carlton Ware Salt Bowl

I’m not sure if this piece from Carlton Ware is meant to be used for salt, or mustard, or something completely different, but I just love it! I assume the lily pad is meant to act as a spoon rest, but I suppose it could also just be decorative. There is a small manufacturing defect where a bit of brown glaze has splashed onto the yellow of the flower, but aside from that the piece is in very good condition.

Dimensions: 5cm high x 9cm at its widest

Price: R120

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Carlton Ware Bon Bon Dish – SOLD

14 Apr

Carlton Ware Dish

Carlton Ware Dish

This bon-bon dish by Carlton Ware dates to somewhere between 1935 and 1951, and it’s makers mark has a bit of an interesting tale to it. The back of the dish is stamped with ‘Australian design registration applied for’. Supposedly by the mid 1930s the Japanese had become highly proficient at copying good ceramics and undercutting the original design house. But Carlton Ware discovered a clause in the ‘South East Asia Treaty Organisation’ that meant that designs registered in Australia could not be copied by the Japanese. To protect themselves against cheap imitations Carlton Ware started registering their designs in Australia. And that’s the story! The dish is in excellent condition – especially given that it’s at the very least 60 years old, and would look delightful displayed in a kitchen or filled with jam at the breakfast table!

Dimensions: 12cm in diameter x 5cm high

Price: R120

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Carlton Ware Butter and Jam Dishes – SOLD

10 Dec

Carlton Ware Butter & Jam Dishes

Carlton Ware Butter & Jam Dishes

I’ve always been fascinated by the fragility of ceramic cutlery. This Carlton Ware set consisting of two small dishes, presumably for butter and jam, are accompanied by a matching porcelin spoon and knife. The cutlery is in perfect condition, but the two dishes do have some crazing. The green set has its originial box which is always a nice touch!

Dimensions: Green butter dish: 14cm at its longest x 11cm at its widest x 2.5cm high; Yellow jam dish: 11cm at its longest x 9.5cm at its widest x 2.5cm high; Knife: 12cm long; Spoon: 13cm long

Price: R220

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