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
This distinctive version of the transfer appears on wash ewers and bowls. This transfer plate appears to have been later sold to Moore's Pottery. The second bowl has similarities of decoration with that pottery.
On later imprints there are some scratches, most notably through the word 'friends'. This appears on all the items above except the plaque, which is likely earlier in date.
Scott and Sons, Southwick
Scott Brothers and Co
The transfer on this c1847 bowl is smudged, and difficult to read (see the relevant Mariner's Compass page
Below is a jug with a clearer imprint of the transfer. The jug is perhaps later than the bowl above. Note the apostrophe in the word 'leap'd', which hasn't come through on the bowl.
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.