I may have mentioned before that I am drawn to botanical themes- and that I may have amassed a fair bit of botanical related items due to being a landscape architect. Well- here’s more proof. A collection of ‘Apple Blossom’ in the two colours in which it was produced- yellow and green.
The floral embossed motif ‘Apple Blossom’ was part of Carlton Ware’s Salad Ware Range, produced from 1937 to the 1950s. Apple Blossom was the most popular of the floral ware produced and over sixty different items were made : seen here are a large, medium and small plate, a footed bow and a sugar bowl.
Carlton Ware is very collectible – you may have seen my previous post of the Wild Rose jug [also part of the Salad Ware range]- but like all collectibles its popularity waxes and wanes. Us purists, of course, collect what we like and are unswayed by popularity. And I like botanical themes on my pottery!
The set is in good condition for pottery that is over seventy years old; with the exception of the footed bowl which has a faint stain in the interior. For Carlton Ware collectors and mad keen botanists –this set is for sale: $AUD125