Dating carlton ware
There are way too many to list here as it would take a whole new website to list them all!
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.
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.
The trademark "Carlton Ware" was introduced in 1894, and the company's factory was renamed the Carlton Works.
In 1911 the business partnership between Wiltshaw and the Robinsons was dissolved, leaving Wiltshaw to form a new limited company called Wiltshaw and Robinson Limited.
The company continued to trade well until developing serious financial difficulties in the late 1980s, which forced it into receivership in 1989.
An unsuccessful attempt was then made to rescue the company by Grosvenor Ceramic Hardware, with production finally ending in 1992.