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.
This plaque has unusual red enamels (they appear to be original, see the larger picture in the links below). This transfer is of HMS Euryalus. The pendant, i.e. the long tapering flag, bears the ship's name in tiny lettering.
Enquiries to Gary Raymer: email@example.com
A pair of ship plaques with more usual colouring. The 'DUKE OF WELLINGTON – 131 GUNS' and the Euryalus.
Enquiries to Phil Masters: firstname.lastname@example.org
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...
This website is indebted to collectors, dealers and enthusiasts who have shared their knowledge or photos. In particular: Ian Holmes, Stephen Duckworth, Dick Henrywood, Norman Lowe, Keith Lovell, Donald H Ryan, Harold Crowder, Jack and Joyce Cockerill, Myrna Schkolne, Elinor Penna, Ian Sharp, Shauna Gregg at the Sunderland Museum, Keith Bell, Martyn Edgell, and Liz Denton.