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 Pottery, 1829–1841.
Above, a tankard with the printed mark under the verse 'Scott & Sons Southwick'. Below a jug with the same transfer.
The decoration around the collar of the jug and under the spout is typical of Scott's pottery and was used as late as 1860. This jug c1840.
Scott Brothers and Co, Southwick Pottery, 1841–1872
This is the same transfer as above, but with the mark obliterated. It seems likely that the printed mark 'Scott & Sons' was erased when the partnership changed at the Southwick Pottery.
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
A completely different rendering of the verse from a jug from the Newcastle Pottery.
The short spout and deep purple splash lustre are typical of the Newcastle Pottery. This distinctive transfer of The Foresters Arms appears on Newcastle jugs with a yellow stripe.
Thomas Fell, St Peter's Pottery
A very similar transfer to that on the Newcastle jug above. This jug 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.
The other transfers on the jug shown below with a frog mug of similar age and decoration.
John Carr and Sons, North Shields
A marked John Carr and Sons bowl from c1870s with orange lustre.