John Carr inscriptions
John Carr continued at the Low Lights Pottery in North Shields after his partnership with John Patton dissolved in 1846. RC Bell suggests that initially he traded as Carr & Co, but then by 1855, as John Carr & Sons.
Although the date on this jug and bowl just precede the Carr & Co period, I have included them here because of similarities of the inscriptions to others on this page.
Below, again a jug dated 1845, clearly from the same hand. The lower case 't' is particularly distinctive, Compare it with the 1850 'Ann Williams' jug below.
After this point, the lower case 'r' also becomes distinctive, with the arm dissociated from the stem of the letter.
The Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens, Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums catalogue attributes this jug to Scott's Southwick Pottery. Scott's did versions of these Charles Wesley verses. The Carr versions are much less common.
A different kind of script (see also the Adamson jug, 1852). Many of these inscription relate to families in the Channel Islands with French names.
The plaque above, which I assume to be late 1840s, has the same distinctive font as the jug below. The pink lustre star (or flower) motif is found on plaques with the C, C & Co impressed mark from the 1830s.
This jug, dated 1857, has the Carr version of the 'Masonry' transfer.
The jug below, despite the inscribed date of 1811, was likely made much later, perhaps as a 50th birthday present.