A mug (from Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens, Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums) with a similar style of inscription to the jug above.
A pair of large Moore jugs with a military inscription.
The jug was made much later than the date on the inscription (1830). The Start of Tasmania was launched in 1856, and the New Bridge over the River Wear opened in 1859.
This inscription on the reliably attributed Moore jug above is very similar to those found on earlier Dawson items from the Low Ford Pottery in South Hylton. See right photo for a Dawson jug dated 1841 in the Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens, Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums collection. So it appears that the enameller at some point moved from South Hylton to Southwick.
Although dated 1847, the orange lustre suggests this jug was made c1870. NB it has a transfer of the New Sunderland Bridge, which didn't open until 1859. The ship, the Great Australia, also features on this jug. It was launched in 1860.
This mug shown out of time sequence because of similarity of script to the items below. The (very rare) Shakespeare transfer appears on plaques with the Moore & Co impressed mark.
The items below with blue, green and orange decoration to the foot and rim are also attributable to Moore's. The fine script on these items is very similar to the Richard Gale jug above. As with that jug, it seems more likely that the first orange-lustre mug below was made later than the inscribed date and sometime after 1870.