Please read my blog post on the 'Sheriff Hill' Wesley first. The mug below right has a much clearer transfer impression than the one in my previous posting. Click on the images to enlarge and to move between them. (The plate on the left has the 'J.&P' impressed mark of the Sheriff Hill Pottery.)
The verse on the mug is, as before, from Charles Wesley's hymn, 'Sinners Obey the Gospel Word' (see the poetic verses page). The verses of this hymn have been recorded on distinctive circular plaques, with either black-and-yellow or broad pink-lustre borders (see below right).
Below are two plaques of that broad-bordered form with biblical verses.
The biblical verses above also appear on rectangular plaques with a 'tab' for hanging. As does the 'Sheriff Hill' Wesley.
I'm not sure that the above proves anything, though it is fun making connections. The plaques do, however, give an indication of the kind of transfers we might like to find on objects with the back stamp 'J.&P'.
Look how neatly the first verse of this hymn pairs with the 'Sheriff Hill' Clarke.
Even better, look at this mug from Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens, Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums.
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