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241/2001

Collection

CER

Brief description

A glazed earthenware coffee pot with lid of the range Carlton Ware, manufactured by Carlton Ware in the 1960s.

Title

Carlton Ware

Object name (per part)

coffee pot
coffee pot
lid

Object number

241/2001

Location

Temp Exhib Space

Production organisation

Wiltshaw and Robinson Ltd (manufacturer)

Production date

1959

Production place

Stoke-on-Trent

Material

earthenware
glaze

Physical description

A glazed earthenware coffee pot with lid. Cylindrical in shape, the pot has straight sides at upper and lower section and middle narrowing concave section with moulded relief decoration as if wound around unevenly with string. Orange glaze throughout exterior, merging to yellow in middle. White glaze on interior and base. Open loop handle in squared form with top narrower, short, high open spout which joins the circular mouth. Marked on base. The lid is cylindrical in form with flat sides and slightly rounded top, which has all over moulded relief criss- cross motif. Lower section is slightly narrower cylinder shape, with single curved protrusion to hook under coffee pot rim. Hollow interior. Upper section orange glaze merging into yellow in centre. Lower section and interior white glaze.

Label

Exhibition text, source and date unknown

The style of everyday tableware is always changing. Unlike fine china which is often purchased as a wedding present and lasts a lifetime, everyday tableware is replaced more frequently. New shapes, colours and patterns are introduced by designers and manufacturers to attract us to their products.

When surveyed across the 20th century, tableware provides a remarkably clear picture of the main developments in style and taste. The designs echo the changing styles in domestic interiors, and reflect the ways in which social and domestic conventions evolve.
 
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