The Sailor's Tear – Sunderland
Garrison Pottery 1
Two imprints from the same copper plate, the first with coloured enamels, and likely earlier, c1840s. The second is typical of the Garrison pottery, from a jug dated 1850.
The transfer has a unique flaw – a long downstroke on the letter 'H' at the start of the poem's first line.
Garrison Pottery 2
Scott and Sons, Southwick
Scott Brothers and Co
The Sailor's Tear – Tyneside
Thomas Fell, St Peter's Pottery
A completely different rendering of the verse from a jug, c1840. It is attributed to Fell on the basis of the distinctive lustre decoration, elements of which are found on plaques with the Fell impress. The over-glaze transfers of Fell items from this period have a sooty quality.
John Carr and Sons, North Shields
A marked John Carr and Sons bowl from c1870s with orange lustre.