Rare Wiltshaw & Robinson Carlton Ware 'mikado Blue' 15 X Piece Coffee Service
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Rare Wiltshaw & Robinson Carlton Ware 'mikado Blue' 15 X Piece Coffee Service:
Fabulous and Extremely Rare 15 x piece Coffee Service from Wiltshaw & Robinson / Carlton Ware in their 'Mikado Blue' collection - Made in England.
The Coffee Service, with the early Swallow / W & R mark,consists of Coffee Pot (capacity 1.5 pint), Cream Jug, Sugar Bowl, 6 x Coffee Cans and 6 x Saucers.
In 1890, JamesF. Wiltshaw founded Wilshaw & Robinson, in association withJames Alcock and William Robinson. Wiltshaw & Robinson operated from the Carlton Works, Stoke-on-Trent, the 'Heart of The Potteries'In 1958, the company was renamed Carlton Ware Ltd.
The gorgeous multi-coloured raised enamel and splendid ornate gilt decoration on a CobaltBlue ground, depicts typical Japanese decorative motifs; splendid lakeside pagodas, exotic trees and palms, and two multi-coloured birds in flight (perhaps a reference to the tragic lovers in the Willow pattern saga?)
Gorgeous intricate banding to the saucer rims, and the upper rims of the coffee pot, sugar bowl and cream jug. Gilt finish to the inside of the coffee cans, sugar bowl and cream jug. Gilt edging throughout the coffee service is bright and intact.
The Coffee Service is in very good condition, with no chips, cracks or crazing.
All pieces, with the exception of the Coffee Pot and one saucer, bear the following backstamp " W&R / Stoke on Trent (on the circular banner beneath the Crown and enclosing the Swallow) / Carlton Ware / Made in England" 2364 is hand-painted. 2728 is handpainted on the Coffee Pot, indicating a slightly different design to that piece and one saucer.
A Really Gorgeous Service for your next Coffee Morning!!
The Coffee Cans measure 2.1"/5.5cms tall and 2"/5cms in diameter. The saucers measure 4.1"/10.5cms in diameter.
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