The Flag That's Braved 1000 Years the Battle and the Breeze – Sunderland
The title comes from a line in a poem, Ye Mariners of England' by Thomas Campbell (1777–1844).
YE Mariners of England
That guard our native seas!
Whose flag has braved a thousand years
The battle and the breeze!
Your glorious standard launch again
To match another foe;
And sweep through the deep,
While the stormy winds do blow!
While the battle rages loud and long
And the stormy winds do blow.
The transfer appears on both Tyneside and Wearside pottery, and appears to have gained new relevance during the Crimean War, c1855.
Scott's Southwick Pottery
A bowl with the 'Crimea' transfer and typical Scott flower decoration around the rim.
A distinctive plaque form used by Scott's, also c1855.
Ball's Deptford Pottery
The copper plate for this version of the transfer was donated by the Ball family to the collection of Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens, Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums. At a later date, someone has added the fake printed inscription 'Dixon, Phillips & Co, Sunderland'. My guess is that this was done sometime after the Garrison Pottery closed in 1865 and with the intention to deceive. The transfer below is on the side of a bowl with an image of 'Jack Crawford The Hero of Camperdown'.
Below, another Ball's-attributed bowl with the transfer, c1900.