Plaques with neat green flecks
None of the plaques on this page is marked. They are sometimes attributed to Maling on the basis of their green-flecked decoration, which also appears on marked Maling plaques. However, the Maling enamels are freer (cruder) in their application. The green strokes on the plaques on this page are applied in very neat and uniform teardrop brushstrokes. Fell seems a more likely contender.
Fell is known to have decorated plaques in neat green enamels (see above left). That pottery is also known to have produced circular plaques with leaf-moulded borders (see above right). However, some caution is required as Carr & Patton's Low Lights Pottery at North Shields is also known to have decorated items with neat green flecks.
Seek Ye the Lord
Thou God Seest Me
The verses that appear on these plaques are very limited. There is no equivalent 'Prepare to Meet Thy God'. This transfer appears on plaques with leaf-moulded borders (above left), and with the green-flecked decoration (centre and bottom left). The last three plaques are plainer in form. The verses 'Seek Ye the Lord' and 'Rejoice in the Lord' haven't been recorded on this simpler form. However, similar plaque forms appear frequently with transfers of Wesley and Clarke (see below).
The Maling-attributed transfer of John Wesley is in the manner of an etching by William Thomas Fry (1789–1843) of a portrait of Wesley by John Renton (c1774–1841) (see above). See the John Wesley page to read more.
The Wesley transfer appears on plaques with leaf-moulded borders, decorated with combinations of green, yellow and red enamels.
It also appears on the simpler plaque form. Often the pink versions have washed-out lustre. The first three plaques are slightly larger and flatter.