Thanks to Ian Holmes for reminding me of the following plate from W D John & Warren Baker's book 'Old English Lustre Pottery' (The Ceramic Book Company, 1951). Below is one of two pages showing a fabulous collection of plaques. Nearly all of these transfers are now recorded on this website.
To the right of Wesley is what appears to be another scene from The Pickwick Papers. The detail below is the best resolution I could manage. Note Mr Pickwick on the right, and the same unusual lustred inner border.
The first edition of the book was published in 1951, so this confirms that these plaques aren't very modern reproductions. This fits with what I suggested in my previous post on the subject, i.e. that these plaques were likely made in the 1930s.
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.