Mariner's Compass – Sunderland
Garrison Pottery 1
This transfer, with ships on either side of the compass, appears on typical Dixon plaques.
Garrison Pottery 2
This transfer is almost identical to the one above, except there is no full stop after the word compass. NB the apostrophe appears to have been trimmed from this particular imprint, but its tail is just visible.
On the first row below are images showing the other transfers on the bowl. On the second row is a similar bowl with very distinctive Dixon transfers.
The same transfer also appears on the Crimean jug below, again with typical Dixon transfers. Note the three horizontal black marks under the compass. These appear faintly on the bowls (left detail below), but are much more pronounced on the jug (right detail).
Finally, a mug with the same transfer. The bright enamelling (clobbering) is similar to that used by John Carr. It is just possible that this mug was made by Carr's after 1865 when the Garrison Pottery closed, although the heavy lustre decoration is similar to the first bowl above.
Unidentified 'sunset and squiggles' pottery
It is possible that this jug is also from the Garrison Pottery. The lustre decoration, particularly under the compass and ship transfers, is similar to that found on Dixon plaques. However, this jug likely dates from the 1830s (compare with the later items with the 'Garrison Pottery 2' transfer above), and the mariners' compass transfer is from a different copper plate. NB no apostrophe or full stop in the title.
Mariner's Compass – Tyneside
John Carr and Sons, North Shields 1
A bowl from c1870s with orange lustre, and a John Carr and Sons mark with stag's head.
John Carr and Sons, North Shields 2
The jug, although unmarked, has typical Carr decoration, c1870s. The other sides are shown on the top row below. The transfer also appears on a huge and heavily potted, unmarked, jug with similar decoration.