This lovely red lustre vase was made by Carlton Ware in the 1950s. The ribbed bulbous base leads to a short neck with gilded ribbon like handles. The vase has a red lustre background with a darker red/black mottling and is decorated in gold and jewelled enamels in the Spider's Web pattern, the front depicting a gilded spider's web with a white enamel spider in the middle suspended from a large spray of gilded and enamelled berries and leaves with mixed enamel and gilt flowers below. There is a gilded and enamelled butterfly on each side with a spray of gilt and enamelled berries and a small gilt spider's web on the rear. The rim has a narrow gilt border and the inside is mother-of-pearl lustre with a gilded interior border. suspended frotwo figures leaving a pagoda with weeping trees in the background whilst the rear depicts a barge with a bridge and pagoda in the background and storks in flight. The top of the vase has a gilded flower border and the inside is mother-of-pearl lustre with a gilded interior border.
Signed Carlton Ware and Rouge Royale in black script with the remains of a paper label on which the pattern and shape numbers would have been written.
Weight: 8.5ozs - 242gms
Height: 5ins - 13cms
Width (at widest): 4ins - 12.8cms
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