Money boxes often have roughness or nibbles round the inside rim of the bung hole where coins have fallen from a height. With a gold Carlton Ware backstamp (slightly crumpled at the end) and a clear plastic stopper embossed MADE IN ENGLAND. This one has a wonderful big froggy mouth, and a Victorian floral pattern that is typical late 1960s or early 1970s.Since these are out of sight, they are not usually considered a problem. There is a small burst paint bubble on one orange petal, and if you put your finger inside the bung hole there is roughness and unevenness to the inside lip. With a very dark blue transfer print; superb late 60s or early 70s graphic design. Mint condition, with only dark pencil or utensil marks (but no damage) where soemone has tried to lever the bung out. A range with two hemispherical pots (salt and pepper) fitting together to make a ball.The standing bird money boxes sometimes carry the full Carlton Ware script backstamp near the bung hole. This may simply be in the manufacturing or possibly caused by falling coins. With a very bold graphic design, typical of the late sixties or seventies. Other designs in the series include a lion, an owl, a stylised elephant with coiled trunk, and a flower.However, since this backstamp is difficult to apply round the hole (see the crumpling of the transfer on the peacock money box, below) it is possible that is was replaced by the simpler 'MADE IN ENGLAND' transfer (see the coloured bird money box, below). These pieces are backstamped only: MADE IN ENGLAND.They also made bug-eyed animals (bird, snail, frog) with ornate Victorian revival rococo prints (typical of the late sixties and early seventies).Most of the money boxes have no room for an impressed number, but the train money does, and so can be dated to 1969.Following the death of James Wiltshaw in 1918, due to an accident at , control of the company passed to his son Frederick Cuthbert Wiltshaw.
Carlton Ware New Mikado Floating Bowl This fabulous large (11 inch) floating bowl really is in excellent condition. £150 Carlton Ware Lustre Grapefruit bowls Beautiful blue and MOP lustre on these very pretty bowls which measure 5.5 inches diameter. Early W&R backstamp to base with Regd number that dates them to c1925. Price on application Carlton Ware Diamond Dish in Hollyhocks pattern Just love these Diamond shape dishes as they are so evocative of the Art Deco period. Excellent condition, all hand painted enamels and gilding intact. Measures 11.75 inches long, 7.75 inches wide, 1.5 inches high. £75 Shape 406 vase in Devil's Copse pattern 3787 Fantastic 6 3/4" vase in as new condition, again no restoration, chips, cracks or even crazing, brilliant hand painted enamels with all gilding intact, just some very minor rubbing to the foot rim. £450 Art Deco finned dish in Devil's Copse pattern 3767 Beautiful 11" two handled dish with excellent gilding and hand painted enamels.It produced hand-painted domestic pottery in high art deco styles during the 1920s and 1930s.