w&r carlton ware blushware plantholder
AN IMPOSING, LARGE W & R CARLTON WARE BLUSHWARE plantholder
model ANT MI lot 9 G13 PRICE THB 16,000
A beautiful vase of extremely high quality, with a moulded band resembling netting with beaded borders, either side of the central painted body, and closely packed gilt decoration to upper and lower rims.
The hand-painted flowers are particularly well done, and have gilt highlighting. The inside has a high gloss glaze, the outer a gentle sheen.
Wiltshaw & Robinson, Copeland Street works, Stoke-On-Trent.
The underglazed mark dates it between 1906 and 1927.
Sea Holly pattern number 679. Dia. 30 cm x 24cm H
The following history of the company is courtesy of www.thepotteries.org
|Wiltshaw & Robinson operated in Stoke on Trent from 1890 until 1958, and as Carlton Ware Ltd after that.
Wiltshaw and Robinson made fashionable earthenware which included a range of blush ground items imitating Royal Worcester, blue transfer printed wares, plain white, tinted faience, a range of Imari-style wares in the traditional blue, red and gilt and even sprigged ware in a variety of colours, reminiscent of Wedgwood.
From the 1900s to 1920s Wiltshaw and Robinson was a leading producer of china crested ware under the trade name ‘Carlton Heraldic China’.