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Carlton Ware Spiders Web Pattern
Pattern attributed to Irene Pemberton

Thirteen Pattern Numbers & two unknown veriations

4243 blue/green sponged lustre - 4244 mottled blue lustre - 4254 "ROUGE ROYALE" - 4327 pale yellow lustre - 4330 pink gloss - 4331 green lustre - 4347 "NOIRE ROYALE" - 4363 mottled green “VERT ROYALE” ground – 4366 mottled “BLEU ROYALE” - 4399 "BLEU ROYALE" - 4420 "VERT ROYALE" 

Carlton Ware’s SPIDERS WEB pattern is one of my favorites of the hand-painted patterns. I just love the fat old spider hanging in a web and waiting to trap the butterfly or the bee that are feeding on the bluebells, it is just so ethereal.

Spiders Web is attributed to designer Irene Pemberton. It was introduced in 1938, Irene  first year at Carlton Ware, and was in production right up until 1961. It was produced in at least thirteen colour-ways and I would not be surprised if examples of other colour-ways are yet to come to light.

Carlton Ware SPIDERS WEB ~ 4243 (circa 1938)

 Carlton Ware Spiders Web Pattern 4243

Carlton Ware Spiders Web vase (shape 1675) - pattern 4243

blue/green lustre glaze - 1938 to 1940

Image courtesy of the "Margaret Jones Collection"

 

 

Carlton Ware Spiders Web Pattern 4244

Carlton Ware Spiders Web Vase (shape 1692) - pattern 4244 (paper label)

mottled blue lustre ground - production era 1938 to 1961

 

 

Carlton Ware Spiders Web Pattern 4254 ROUGE ROYALE

 C.W. Spiders Web Rouge Royale Vase (shape 2111) – pattern 4254

marked Rouge Royale - production era 1938 to 1961

 Rouge Royale Mark Introduced 1938

ROUGE ROYALE mark introduced circa 1938

It is my belief that the ROUGE ROYALE makers mark was introduced in 1938 and not post war as is generally thought.  The earliest pattern that I can find with a Rouge Royale mark is Polka-dot 4225 and then of course SPIDERS WEB 4254. Spiders Web on Rouge Royale would have to be the most common Best Ware pattern, it was produced on an almost endless array of shapes and sizes. I handled countless pieces of this pattern and I have huge number of photos of this pattern. Every example of Rouge Spiders Web that I have handled has either a Rouge Royale mark or a mark that dates it to the 1950’s.

 Rouge Royale Handpainted Mark introduced circa 1952

ROUGE ROYALE mark with HANDPAINTED legend introduced circa 1952

 

 

Carlton Ware Spiders Web Pattern 4327

Carlton Ware Spiders Web Vase (shape 1692) - pattern 4327

yellow lustre ground - production era 1939

 Image courtesy of eBay seller jolienspb

 

 

Carlton Ware Spiders Web Pattern 4330

C.W. Spiders Web Tri Footed Bowl - pattern 4330

pink gloss ground - production era 1939

 

 

Carlton Ware Spiders Web Pattern 4331 

C.W Spiders Web Tray - pattern 4331

pale green lustre ground - 1939

 

 

Carlton Ware Spiders Web Pattern 4347 NOIRE ROYALE   

C.W. Spiders Web Jug (shape 1676) - pattern 4347

Noire Royale mark - Prodution era 1951 to 1961

Image courtesy of "The Parnell Collection" 

 

 

Carlton Ware Spiders Web Pattern 4363 - VERT ROYALE

C.W Spiders Web Tray (shape 2003 ) - pattern 4363 (paper label)

Vert Royale Mark - production era 1951 to 1961

 

 

Carlton Ware Spiders Web Pattern 4366 - BLEU ROYALE

C.W. Spiders Web Tray (shape 2003) pattern 4366 (paper Label)

Bleu Royale mark, mottled blue - production era 1951 to 1961

 

 

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C.W. Spiders Web Coffee Cup & Saucer - pattern 4399

BLEU ROYALE - production era 1951 to 1961

  Image courtesy of "The Parnell Collection"


 

Carlton Ware Spiders Web Pattern 4420 - VERT ROYALE

 C.W. Spiders Web Pitcher – pattern 4420 (paper label)

Vert Royale ground – production era 1951 to 1961

 

 

Carlton Ware Spiders Web Pattern Unknown 

C.W. Spiders Web Ring Handle Jug (shape 1677) - pattern number unknown

light mint green gloss ground - production era 1938?

 

 

Carlton Ware Spiders Web Pattern Unknown

C.W. Spiders Web Beehive vase (shape 1691) - pattern number unknown

mat white ground - production era 1938?


 

 

 

Comments  

 
+2 #1 RE: Spiders Web #4243 - 1938 to 1961 eraIan Harwood 2013-02-24 12:37
Great first pattern page Bruce. Well done! Look forward to more pages dedicated exclusively to one of many wonderful Carlton Ware patterns. Keep it up! Cheers. Ian & Jerry, Calgary, Canada.
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