Dating carlton ware
Carlton Ware was a pottery manufacturer based in Stoke-on-Trent.
The best reference book we have found is the Encyclopaedia of British Pottery and Porcelain Marks by Geoffrey A Godden and is probably the only book you will ever need.
This site concentrates on the Tea Wares, Figures and Animals produced under the Carlton China name and not on the huge amount of crested souvenir ware which has been documented extensively elsewhere.
This website is a source of enjoyment for us, and we hope it will become a reference source for others in the future.
This series continued in unbroken production into the 1960s, although later designs were progressively simplified to reduce the high cost of hand-painting.
The availably of new techniques using automated high temperature kilns allowed improved high-lustre table ware in the "Royale" brand to be introduced in 1949, and this continued to be produced into the early 1970s.