West view of the Cast Iron Bridge... (oval) – bridge 26
Attributed to Carr & Patton, North Shields – 1838–1846
This heavily lustred jug is typical of North Shields items from the 1840s.
Attributed to John Carr & Sons, North Shields – plate 1
This bowl could very easily be confused with wares from the Garrison Pottery, Sunderland, c1850. However, all the transfers are found on items attributed to Carr.
Attributed to John Carr & Sons, North Shields – plate 2
The transfer below is almost identical to the one above, and the subtle differences, like the foliage in the foreground, could be accounted for by wear, causing loss of shading and definition, and re-engraving over time. However, the Gardener's Arms transfer is different to the one on the bowl above, suggesting that this bridge transfer also comes from a different copper plate.
This bowl has an impressed London mark with fouled anchor, known to have been used by Tyneside potteries when selling items via a particular London distributor, c1860.
Thanks to MW for sending the photo of a fragment found working on a dig in Footdee, an old fishing village at the harbour entrance to Aberdeen. See the Sailor's Farewell page and Glide on my bark pages for other pottery sherds MW unearthed, likely from a similar bowl to the one above. The photos of the London bowl shared courtesy of Ian Holmes from his United Collections Website.
John Carr & Sons, North Shields – plate 3
A pink lustre bowl with typical wavy decoration and an impressed mark. Ian Sharp writes that he John Carr and Sons impressed mark with stags head was used 1861–1896.
John Carr & Sons, North Shields – plate 3 after re-engraving
An orange-lustre bowl, but this time with the Carr and Sons stag's head impress.
The first detail below is the plate 3 pink bowl above. Note the window under the gable of the house on the left side. The stag's head impress bowl above is the centre detail. Note the ghost of the window and the rowing boat. Also, that foliage has been added. The third image is the plate 4 bowl below, and clearly from a different copper plate.
John Carr & Sons, North Shields – plate 4
A marked John Carr and Sons bowl from c1870s, perhaps later, with orange lustre.
Below are some further images of the bowl and its mark.
Below an unusual, unmarked, holly-bordered plaque with the same transfer.