Farmers' Arms – Sunderland
Attributed to Dixon, Garrison Pottery
Both Scott's and Dixon decorated the collars of their jugs in this way around the Crimean period (c1855). However, only Dixon is recorded as using this transfer with two soldiers (French and British), shaking hands. This appears to be the version of the Farmers' Arms transfer on the copper plate in the Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens, Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums collection, donated by the Ball family. The transfer plate appears to have been acquired by Scott's Southwick Pottery from Dixon when the Garrison Pottery closed in 1865 and re-engraved in places. It was later acquired by Ball's Deptford Pottery, although I am yet to record an example from that pottery with this version of the transfer. You can read more here.
Scott's Southwick Pottery – 1
The plaque below has the same transfer as the Dixon-attributed jug above. It is shown with details from the copper plate in the Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens, Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums collection.
An eel pot, c1855 (NB similar flower-decorated pots are found with the 'Crimea' transfer), with the same version of the transfer.
A rare puzzle jug, c1870 with the transfer. The flower lustre decoration under the spout is very similar to that found on Dixon (Garrison) items from the 1850s. Also, the decoration of the handle. It seems likely that the enameller moved from Dixon's to Scott's around 1865, when the former pottery closed.
Scott's Southwick Pottery – 2
Very similar to the 'plate 3' transfer below, but note the shading on the knife handle in the foreground (top right detail).
An exceptionally well decorated jug below with the inscribed date, 1857. The bluebell decoration around the collar is reminiscent of Scott's jugs from the 1830s.
Scott's Southwick Pottery – 3
Ball's Deptford Pottery
This later, orange-bordered plaque, from the last quarter of the 19th century, appears to be from the same transfer plate as the plaque above.
Moore's Wear Pottery
A bowl with a indistinct Moore impress, c1860.
Below, an over-sized mug with the transfer, likely earlier than the bowl above.
Farmers' Arms – Tyneside
Attributed to Robert Maling, Ouseburn Bridge Pottery, Newcastle
See the 'Life's a ship...' page for details of this attribution. The bowl is finely potted and was likely made in the 1840s.
Below, a jug with a hand-painted inscription.
The script and the lustre decoration on the handle are very distinctive. See Life's like a ship, for a mug with this script and handle decoration dated 1857.
The mug below appears to be from the same transfer plate as the items above. Although, Ian Sharp attributes it to Thomas Fell, again from the 1840s.
This bowl appears to come from the same plate as those above. The transfer is worn so hard to compare.