Carlton Ware was a pottery manufacturer based in Stoke-on-Trent.
The company is known for its often rather garish tableware, often in the form of highly decorated leaves or fruit, and the ceramic toucans it made as promotional items for Guinness.
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.
During the early 1900s they became a supplier of "crested ware" for the tourist market.
Ware has performed internationally to rave reviews.
Posted on mikori ware dating marks by thumb designs.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.The company continued to trade well until developing serious financial difficulties in the late 1980s, which forced it into receivership in 1989.We have been collecting Carlton Ware for a number of years now, and some time ago at an antiques fair we bought a beautiful bone china plate which was marked underneath Carlton China'. Intrigued, we decided to find out more and discovered there was remarkably little known about this type of ware from the makers of Carlton Ware.pattern dishes with a design of flowers, was popular from the 1920s to the late 1950s. The company went bankrupt in 1995, but the name is still in use. ff3=4&toolid=10044&campid=5336649018&customid=carlton-ware&lgeo=1&mpre= This mark includes the words made in japan which identifies the manufacture date as after 1920.Maruhon ware k it is not clear who owned this trade mark.On the back is the distinctive turtle mark of mikori ware not this mare is dark maroon not black as it appears in the pictures.Listing of some japanese makers marks middot click for detailed information.