What you’ve been seeing is known as Mauchline(pronounced Moch’lin) Ware, a form of souvenir ware made by the Smith family of Mauchline, Ayrshire, now Strathclyde, Scotland, and favored by affluent Victorians traveling abroad.
Adorned with transfer ware scenes of landmarks, this Scottish wooden ware dates from about 1880 to 1900. Though it was sold throughout the United Kingdom, great quantities were also exported to many parts of North America, Europe, South Africa, Australia and elsewhere.
Read an interesting article of this subject at MAUCHLINE WARE STILL A MYSTERY TO MANY
by Bob Brooke