West View of Cast Iron Bridge...
Attributed to Seaham Pottery
An unusual variation of the West View that appears on a jug with a pirate transfer (variously referred to as Byron or Paul Jones) known to have been used by both Seaham Pottery and John Carr. The enamelling on the second jug is consistent with other items I've attributed to Seaham.
Although unmarked, the bowl below has a ship transfer that appears on the Prima jug in the Sunderland Museum. The ship transfer has not yet been recorded on Carr items (see below).
Attributed to John Carr & Sons, Low Lights Pottery, North Shields
We know that transfer plates used at Seaham Pottery turn up at North Shields, c1850. John Hedley Walker, the owner of the Seaham Pottery, moved his operations to Carr's Hill Pottery near Gateshead in 1849. 'Carr's Hill' refers to a village, and not to the North Shields potter of the same name. However, this does provide a plausible explanation for why the copper plates might have migrated northwards to Tyneside.
This bowl has wavy lustre decoration typical of John Carr. It also has an impressed London mark known to have been used by North Shields. The bridge transfer is used on both the inside and the outside of the bowl.