~ A 19th Century Orange Lustre Plaque – Prepare To Meet Thy God ~
A beautifully crafted orange lustreware plaque on an off white ground. The hand painted centre square section reading `Prepare to Meet Thy God` amongst a floral wreath with a trumpeter above it.
From about 1837 Scott & Sons produced Sunderland lustre and the pottery produced the usual range of wares but specialised in religious plaques. They apparently did not mark their production in any way.
~ Sunderland Lustreware ~
Sunderland Lusterware is a type of pottery originating from Sunderland, England and made in the Sunderland Potteries there. There were 16 known potteries in Sunderland, and half are known to have produced pink lustre wear. This style of pottery was also made in Staffordshire, Liverpool, Newcastle and Swansea, but the style is simply known as “Sunderland pottery” in the vintage and antiques trade.
Pink “splash lustre” is the style of old 19th c. pottery that is often attributed to Sunderland, and this is a wonderful example of it.
~ Dimensions ~
The plaque measures 22cm (8 ¾ inches) by 19.5cm (7 ¾ inches).
It weighs 625g.
~ Condition ~
The condition of the plaque is good with only a few very small chips.
Overall, the item presents well.