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Mid Century Modern Money Box - Red Horse - Carltonware UK - Children, Baby, Nursery, Mad Men, 1960's home decor, Retro, Eames Era

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Groovy mid century modern ceramic horse money box, manufactured by English pottery, Carlton Ware, which was founded in 1890 in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire.


In 1968, Carlton Ware was sold to Arthur Wood & Sons, another famous English pottery, who introduced simpler, more functional designs under the Carlton Ware name, using the bright colours of the era, including a range of money boxes, with psychedelic patterns in a variety of shapes - a horse, Noah's Ark, an owl, a peacock, a clown, a pig and more, all designed by Vivienne Brennan.

The horse money box has a white front with an orange and brown lithograph swirl pattern - all other faces are plain red ceramic. The red is quite unusual, I think, as other versions I've seen are all white.

This design was in production from 1968 - 1974 - a real retro keepsake - and would make for an extra special baby or nursery gift, children's money box or just a lovely talking point in a modern interior.

I do a regular vintage market, here in Dublin, once a month and this is the single most admired and talked about piece on my stall! The Carlton Ware money boxes have become highly collectible in recent times and were even included in "The New Collectibles" - Elle Deco Sept 2011.


Excellent condition - no scratches, chips or crazing. Minor surface wear to base - includes original plastic bung and Carlton Ware mark. For absolute accuracy, there are a few small dark areas in the red glaze, possibly original, a small area where it looks as if the background red colour has been touched up and some very minor wear to the edges of the brown colour in the horse's tail.


Measures 6.5" wide and 6" tall.


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Mid Century Modern Money Box - Red Horse - Carltonware UK - Children, Baby, Nursery, Mad Men, 1960's home decor, Retro, Eames Era


  • Vintage item from the 1960s
  • Materials: ceramic, pottery
  • Feedback: 147 reviews
  • Ships worldwide from Dublin, Ireland