From Paul S, Reply #9:
These pieces, with variations on the transfer printed subject matter - middle eastern scenes then later apparently English rural views and floral designs - can be found elsewhere in the literature (probably Wakefield and certainly Morris), although oddly I didn't see either piece in C.H., - but notice that pieces with identical transfer prints appeared for sale in Part Two of the Parkington Collection at Christie's in April 1998. I don't know the date of sale of the Manley collection, but wonder if Michael Parkington purchased the exact pieces showing in Manley's book.
The Manley sale was 7/8 July 1986, so Parkinton could well have bought items from that sale.
However ... The Parkington jug / ewer and the Manley one (in his 1981 copyrighted book - 1988 edition ) have very similar but differing print decoration. In the Manley one, the elderly man pointing to his right has his arm well below the branches of the nearby palm. In the Parkington one, the man's arm is set with his hand between the lower two palm branches. Also, the ground around the palm differs in each case and in the Manley one there is a clear row of distant palms behind the elderly man but this feature is not at all obvious in the Parkington one.
The Manley example was also included in the 1968 American "British Glass" book (based on Manley's collection) as Item 251. Again, the "matching" goblet is identical in both books covering the Manley items but has a differing print from the Parkington example.
Incidentally, in the earlier American book, Manley's descriptions simply stated "c.1850". So it was after 1968 that he found evidence of the registration date.
Wakefield, Nineteenth Century British Glass
, revised edition 1982, page 67 ref 59 shows a jug with the same shape but with a third differing print to the Manley & Parkington examples. The print is of the same general scene - elderly man and others at a well (?) with palms but details differ. It is described as "White opaline ... monochrome sepia painting. ... about 1850. Victoria and Albert Museum
Also in Wakefield ... page 66 ref 58 shows a jug of the 42634 / 52328 shape. It is described as "White opaline ... about 1850", but it has an attractive band of foliage top and bottom of a wavy trellis-style band ... which is gilded, not printed
(or "sepia painted"). Provenance to "Stourbridge Glass Collection".Design 52328
And page 72 ref 67 in Wakefield. "Jug ... clear colorless glass with painted decoration ... registration mark for 1848. Victoria and Albert Museum
." The decoration is all around the body depicting a flower and leaf display much like the one shown in the actual registration document.