General Information


Most pieces sold on this site are vintage or antique so will reflect their age in some way. Such items are rarely found in a "new" condition. They were made in an era where some imperfections can be expected. They have been pre-owned, handled and in some cases used for the purpose for which they were made. Some of these pieces are over 100 years old! 

Some Carlton Ware pieces have stray under glaze marks made by over zealous painters or marks (firing specks). Most have crazing due to the age/process of making the piece. Some styles of Carlton Ware craze more than others. Some pieces have firing/resting marks and pin sized glaze bubble misses all done at the time of production. Some have gilt rub.

These things are all considered normal and are NOT damage but part of the manufacturing/aging process. For complete accuracy I do mention all these. I do my best to describe items as I see them.

Lustre Ware: Bright white marks, light/dark patches etc are reflections/shadows or flash marks and NOT flaws unless specified in the description. Some of these items have scuff marks or fine scratches that DO NOT go through the colour unless indicated. These are due to usage in the past and/or are normally part of this type of ware. There are iridescent variations due to the lustre of these pieces and how they were created.

Please view the photo's and enlargements that I have provided with as much detail as possible as they form part of the description. Please allow that in some cases the actual photo will be larger than the actual item and therefore faults/marks will be enhanced/enlarged.

If you have any questions or think I may have missed anything significant or require more photo's of any of the products please do not hesitate to email Sue at








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