TWO ENGLISH CREAMWARE BLACK TRANSFER-PRINTED 'MOTTO PLATES EMBLEMATIC OF WISDOM AND INDUSTRY, AND WITH A PEARLWARE PLATETWO ENGLISH CREAMWARE BLACK TRANSFER-PRINTED 'MOTTO PLATES EMBLEMATIC OF WISDOM AND INDUSTRY, AND WITH A PEARLWARE PLATE , circa 1785, possibly Neale & Co., Leeds, Yorkshire, printed in black with Minerva, the Goddess of Wisdom, seated before three putti circling the globe above the inscription 'Let Wisdom Unite Us', flanked by pendant game trophies, the shaped circular border molded with three splayed swags and painted with a black feather edge; together with a third pearlware plate, possibly Melbourne Pottery, Derbyshire, decorated in monochrome-blue with a botanical tulip spray and scattered flowers, within a slightly variant splayed swag border and molded feather edge, dia: 9.5 in. (the plates) (3) Provenance: With E Sporer, New York, 13 September, 1984 (the floral plate as possibly Turner Pottery); Estate of Tom and Lee Stanley English Creamware Collection Literature: National Museum of Liverpool, accession no. 52.60.1 for a teapot printed with the central Minerva medallion, signed lower right, T. Rothwell, for the Liverpool and Birmingham based engraver Thomas Rothwell. Compare, The Tom Walford Collection, Bonham's, London, 19 December 2012, lot 190 (the Minerva plate). Wooley & Wallis Auctioneers, 21 September 2017, lot 1225 (the Minerva plate). Bourgeault-Horan Antiquarians, 31 October 2015, lot 75 (the Minerva plate).