Two books on Carlton Ware were published in 2012. See our Publications page for details.
Valuations can be difficult for us to make without handling.
Consequently, Carlton Ware World is reluctant to give valuations over the Internet.
We admire Carlton Ware for the great skills that went into its production and not for what it is worth, though it is a bonus when the value is high, which it often can be!
If you are looking to sell a piece of Carlton Ware, provided the condition is good and that it is not damaged or restored in any way, your pot should find a buyer at its market price.
It's value will depend on CONDITION, scarcity and desirability. A piece that was made in large numbers will command a lower price. As a rule of thumb, the more highly decorated it is the more desirable it will be. This applies to all makes of pottery.
There are many price guides; often, these are over optimistic and inaccurate. They can quickly become out of date, so use them with caution.
Have a look for something similar on eBay, which will give you an up to date idea of what it might be worth. You can run a search via our eBay Search page which you can access by clicking here.
We can offer three words of advice on value that applies to most pottery, whether it is earthenware, stoneware, china or porcelain.
Condition, Condition, Condition!
There are several options open to you for selling your Carlton Ware. These are 1. Place the items into an auction house, though this is getting more difficult here in the UK, unless the items have a high value. It is important for you to set a reserve price. Commission could be high, however. 2. Finding a dealer who would buy from you. 3. Placing it on eBay, though this is labour intensive, because ware has to be packed safely and then posted. This could produce the highest results, if you are lucky. Again you should set reserve prices.
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