The last month or so has thrown up so many interesting finds, that I've been struggling to keep up. This is the only early plaque I can think of with a representation of a story from the bible – the parable of the good Samaritan. The initials ER are under the glaze, so perhaps not just the initials of the person it was commissioned for, as I first thought.
The plaque is relatively small (170mm) and the mould doesn't match any of my other plaques. It is so unusual that it will have to rest for the foreseeable future on the Unidentified page. I love it.
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