Dating carlton ware marks
Stunning Wiltshaw & Robinson Carlton Ware pottery large bowl.
This Carlton Ware bowl stands approximately 3 3/4" tall and 9 3/4" in diameter.
The Doulton marks are many and varied but most follow the same theme.
Dating Royal Doulton products from their Doulton marks means you sometimes have to check very carefully.
For the uninitiated, identifying legitimate Carlton Ware and establishing its age can be difficult.
We hope this page helps you identify new and recent legitimate ware made elsewhere after the Copeland Street Pottery closed in 1989.
The differences, however, can be slight and may help cause confusion, as may be the case on a current mark shown below.
This utilises the well-known Script mark, as well as a modification to what is known as the Coronet mark, not so well recognised.
On the base it has the W&R Carlton Ware pottery mark dating circa 1894-1927 and the Carlton Ware pottery ink pattern number 2364 dating circa 1923-1927. As can be seen in the photographs the enameling and gilt are in excellent condition.
This will also help you avoid the ever increasing number of fakes. Salmon first used Moorland Pottery to produce his pots.
Sometimes, especially when this new legitimate ware is sold on e Bay, the vendor does not say if it is new, recently made, or old, and when the style of the item looks old, mistakes can be made by purchasers. Bairstow Manor Pottery and others have also been used.
Robert Allen and artists in his studio were often allocated RA-numbers for their hand-painted wares designed and decorated by them.
The RA numbers are mostly hand-written and accompany the standard Doulton marks.