This is a great piece of Carlton ware. Made c 1935-38 it is decorated with the 'Sketching Bird' pattern 3890, that is a fantastical jewelled bird flying in front of a gilded tree with weeping gilded foliage and a scattering of enamelled flowers, with a trailing wash of mauve blue & terracotta on a pale apricot matte background all around the sloping gilded rim of the posy bowl. The cylindrical base is matte pale apricot with a blue wash rim above a wide gilt rimmed foot. The backstop is the blue script that I associate with the Handcraft range.
Weight: 1lb 6.1ozs - 626cms
Height: 3.25ins - 8.2cms
Diameter: 9ins - 22.9cms
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