Myrna Schkolne, author of People, Passions, Pastimes, and Pleasures: Staffordshire Figures 1810–1835, has provided this image of a rare plaque with moulded cherubim, from her collection. I've seen several pink/red and green versions, but, until now, never a yellow one. I've posted it with two other examples on the Brightly coloured religious plaques sub-page.
Myrna has a fantastic website (www.mystaffordshirefigures.com), which is well worth visiting, even if early Staffordshire figures aren't usually your thing. The preoccupations of the Staffordshire potters were similar to those of the potters of the North East, and Myrna has provided a wealth of information on many of their subjects.
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.