I'd be interested to hear from anyone with accurate information about what the initials 'A' and 'T' stand for in the above plaque (see the 'Emblems and armorials'
On the 'Miscellaneous
' page I've added plaques from 'The Bottle' and 'Aesop' series by Moore & Co, and some plaques with hand-painted text. I'd be extremely interested to hear from collectors with other plaques from the Aesop series (see below).
A big thank you to the 80 or so people who have visited this website over the last week. There's still lots to add so I hope you'll revisit.
This weekend I'm going to sort out some photos for the Maritime page. To whet your appetite, here are some plaques attributed to Scott's Southwick pottery (circa 1860), which are currently for sale on the internet. I haven't seen the plaques so can't vouch for their condition.
A pair of ship plaques with more usual colouring. The 'DUKE OF WELLINGTON – 131 GUNS' and the Euryalus.
Enquiries to Phil Masters: email@example.com
This photo (from Sotheby's) appears on the inside cover of Griselda Lewis' 'A Collector's History of English Pottery'. It inspired me, as I'm sure it has others, to form a collection of plaques. More recently, it inspired me to take the photos that will form the basis of this website.
Apologies that some pages are still blank. Images will appear over the next few months.