Category Archives: Carlton Ware

Novelty Carlton Ware Money Boxes For Sale

The latest additions to the Perfect Pieces Carlton Ware section are these great Carlton Ware pottery novelty money boxes.

The Carlton Ware pottery produced a whole range of these novelty money banks in varying colours and shapes. Pictured above are:

The Scots Guardsman, Old Woman Who Lived In A Shoe, the Frog, the Clown and the Horse.

Each of these Carlton Ware money banks have the Carlton Ware script pottery mark and are all in very good condition. They would make a fantastic Christmas present for a collector or even to a child!

Rememberall our Carlton Ware prices currently include FREE UK Postage & Packaging!

Click here to visit the Carlton Ware section and view these fantastic money boxes

Looking for a Retro Gift? Check out this Carlton Ware Money Box

If you’re looking for a retro gift or maybe collect Retro items or simply collect money boxes then you should definitely check out the Carlton Ware pottery Noah’s Ark retro money box we have just added to our Carltonware pottery section.

The Carlton Ware pottery produced a whole range of novelty retro money banks decorated in bright and vivid colours. The range included a Train, Cat, Owl and Noah’s Ark to name just a few – this particular money box is Noah’s Ark and has been decorated in blue. It shows three animals, a lion, giraffe and elephant looking out of the windows on Noah’s Ark!

On its base it has its plastic stopper (so all your money can’t fall out!) and the Carlton Ware pottery script pottery mark. These date from the 1970’s and are really fantastic in design and decoration.

To see further images of this Carlton Ware money bank – click here, and please do not hesitate to contact us is you require any further information about this piece or are looking for another piece of Carlton ware pottery.

Carlton Ware Rouge Royale Stork Bowl

In our Carlton Ware pottery section we currently have a splendid Carlton Ware Rouge Royale three-footed bowl decorated in the superb New Stork pattern.

This vibrant Carltonware bowl measures 9″ in diameter and while its size makes it a perfect fruit bowl, I wouldn’t advise it! The pattern has been carefully applied on the inside of the rouge bowl in gilt and enamels enabling it be displayed at its best.

On its base it has the Carlton Ware script pottery mark as well as the Rouge Royale pottery mark. It can be dated to the late 1930’s – its three curled legs displaying Art Deco characteristics.

To see further details and images of this lovely vibrant bowl, please – click here.

Carlton Ware Not To Miss @ The NEC!

There is going to be an interesting display of Carlton Ware pottery at the July (24th – 27th July 2008) Antiques For Everyone Antiques Fair at the NEC in Birmingham this year.

The Antiques For Everyone fairs are held three times a year – Spring, Summer and Winter, and offer the visitor vetted and datelined antiques from over 350 exhibitors.

Dr Czes Kosniowski and Yvonne Kosniowski, renowned Carlton Ware experts, will de displaying 500 pieces from their private collection. It’s bound to be truly spectacular and definitely worth visiting.

For full details of the fair and the exhibition, please see antiquesforeveryone.co.uk.

New Carlton Ware – It Is Still Being Made!

Although it’s not widely known (or seen), the Carlton Ware brand has been resurrected in recent years by well-known collectables publisher Francis Joseph.

Examples of the company’s new wares can be found on it’s website, www.carltonwaredirect.com and they also offer a newsletter (free initially, but then you have to make a purchase or subscribe for £35 per year…).

I haven’t seen much of this new Carlton Ware around on the secondary market yet – which isn’t surprising, as it is being made in extremely low volumes. This means you can at least be assured of exclusivity if you do buy any of these pieces.

The designs available are a mixture of licensed version of timeless classics – such as the Golliwog and the children’s designs of Mabel Lucie Attwell – and genuinely new designs, mostly by Marie Graves, a ceramic artist based in Stoke on Trent. Many of the shapes, however, are clearly freshened versions of old designs.

If you’re interested in Carlton Ware then it is well worth taking a look, although to me, these wares don’t seem to be being made or marketed intensively enough for Carlton Ware to take a significant place in the market again.

Useful Websites No. 3: CarltonWare.com

Carlton Ware is undoubtedly one of the more popular potteries amongst the visitors to this website, and with good reason.

During nearly 100 years of production, the company produced some wonderful pieces – from Art Deco to Chinoiserie to tableware. Unfortunately, Carlton Ware didn’t always keep very good records of their shapes and patterns – or if they did, they’ve got lost since!

As luck would have it, there are some very dedicated collectors out there who have gathered together a vast amount of information on Carlton Ware and put it together into two extremely useful books and a website.

CarltonWare.com is run by Dr Czes & Yvonne Kosniowski – two extremely expert and dedicated Carlton Ware enthusiasts. Thanks to a combination of careful research and obsessive collecting, they have built up what must be the world’s most comprehensive database of Carlton Ware patterns and shapes.

Obviously this is too good to give away completely for free – but what they have done is combine books and the internet in a very effective way.The Kosniowskis have published two extremely useful books:

The way it works is simple – you just have to enter a piece of text from a certain page of one of the books – then you get full access to that section of the website.

To get online access to CarltonWare.com’s complete Carlton Ware pattern database, you need a copy of the Pocket Guide – an excellent book which we own and use regularly. This also gives you limited access to the shapes database.

To get full online access to CarltonWare.com’s database of shapes, you need a copy of the Carlton Ware Catalogue & Price Guide.

Although you do have to buy at least one of the Kosniowski’s books to be able to use their website, the books (especially the Pocket Guide) are really good and an essential tool for anyone interested in collecting, buying or selling Carlton Ware. Our copy of the Pocket Guide is incredibly well used and there is no better way of identifying Carlton Ware patterns.

Of course, if you want a more limited but completely free resource to get you started, you can take a look at the Carlton Ware Price Guide section of our site – which includes photos, full details and sale prices of all the Carlton Ware we have sold in recent years.

The Kosniowskis also run a VIP membership section which provides a regular, free Carlton Ware newsletter and notification of updates to their website. The newsletter never fails to include some great Carlton Ware pictures – it’s worth signing up for that alone!