Carlton Ware Lustre/Luster Rouge Royale small covered Ginger Jar, 3 ¼" h. Golden pheasants with blue and red enamel accents stand on the front and back of the jar. They are framed by sprays of green, red, yellow enamel on gold flowers and leaves. The lid is also decorated with a spray of flowers accented with enamel.
An indication of the quality of the handwork on this piece are the gold rings which are painted on the lid, and the mouth and base of the jar. The inside of the jar is a cream color with a ring of pearlized lustre around the inside rim and on the inside of the lid. We look back with nostalgia for this type of workmanship.
The base is impressed 3223 and the mark is the yellow Carlton Ware, Made in England, Trade Mark. In addition there are small marks made by the enameler and gilder. Circa 1960s. This jar is in excellent condition.