A contact who collects Carlton Ware literature
says: 'The first Wellington ad I have is dated Feb. 1971 and it seems
that this range was introduced at the Blackpool Trade fair in Feb. that
Ribbed or flanged, they resemble the electrical
insulators on power lines, or the flanged iron candlestick designs of
Robert Welch (1962), and the glass Festivo candlesticks of Timo Sarpaneva
for Littala (1967).
The Carlton Ware Wellington range was produced
in bright yellow, lime green or orange, sometimes with dark brown trim;
in white or dark blue with floral patterns; in glossy, under-glaze chocolate
brown; and plain, glazed white, black, sky blue or cream; or white grading
Coffee sets, vases and candle holders (with a
total of 2, 3 or 5 flanges) are seen, and very rarely a butter dish.
A mustard brown variant is seen with an impressed number but no Carlton
Ware stamp. These pieces very often have chips or cracks or crazing.
Candlesticks may show damage to the cup where wax has been gouged out
with a knife. With the red ones, the colour is overglaze and therefore
does not craze - but is very prone to chipping, and often shows pinpoint
Surprisingly, for such classic space-age items,
they are hardly collected at this time.