Sunderland plaques and jugs were made throughout the 19th C. The early plaques, like those above C1830s, tend to be round with moralising verses. Later plaques are mostly rectangular. Pink luster was designed to glint in the days of candlelight, and can still brighten up a room. As always, if you're looking for something in particular, ask me. Elinor has plaques!
sailor's farewell and return
Two c1860s' plaques from Sunderland. The Sailor's Farewell and Return were also modelled as early Staffordshire figures. These subjects are popular among maritime collectors.
mate sound the pump
Two Sunderland plaques with the transfer 'Mate Sound the Pump, morning Noon & Night'. Stephen Smith's Sunderland plaque reference website has this as its title: www.matesoundthepump.com. Plaques with this transfer can be hard to track down, because it is very popular with collectors.
The Great Easter Steamship was designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel, and used to transport passengers between the US and the UK.
La Bretagne was a French ship involved in the Crimean war, 1855.
Two c1850s Moore & Co plaques, from a series of four found with the printed mark 'Sporting'. The one on the right appears to depict a steeplechase, where riders orientated themselves in a dash towards a church steeple, jumping over obstacles on the way.