Please read my previous blog post first. Brettells Auctions listed the pair of plaques below as 'Two rectangular Sunderland lustre plaques', proving that even professional cataloguers are not always completely accurate in their descriptions.
The 'No surrender' transfer differs from that in my previous post, but is also likely Staffordshire. Though this version is less common than the one on eBay, the two plaques above sold today for hammer price £120. Most of the value of the lot was in the c1840–50's 'May Peace and Plenty' plaque. So, for more or less the price of the plaque sold on eBay, you could have a rarer variation AND a 19th century Sunderland lustre original.
Stephen Smith lives in London, and is always happy to hear from other collectors. If you have an interesting collection of plaques, and are based in the UK, he will photograph them for you. Free advice given regarding selling and dispersal of a collection, or to those wishing to start one. Just get in touch...
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