For an overview of maritime plaques, click on the Maritime heading above. Click on images to enlarge.
The plaques above have the latin motto 'DEUS DABIT VELA', which translates as 'God will fill the sails'. The first two plaques, c1845-55, are attributed to Newbottle High Pottery. The next three have transfers from the same copper plate but are attributed to Moore's, c1860. The plaque with the leaf border pairs with the Gardener's Arms on the Emblems and armorials page, from an as-yet-unidentified pottery.
The first plaque aboves is attributed to Moore's, c1860s. The orange plaque, from the same transfer plate, is attributed to Scott's, c1870s. These plaques are extremely rare. The transfer more commonly appears on jugs and bowls, most often with orange lustre.
The first plaque above has the initials 'JH' under the compass. On the second and third plaques, attributed to John Carr's Low Lights Pottery, the initials have been partially shaded out.
The first two plaques above are from the Garrison Pottery (Dixon). The third plaque
Above a Moore's plaque from the 1860s titled 'Come Box the Compass'. This plaque is extremely rare. The transfer more commonly appears on jugs and bowls, most often with orange lustre.
Several variations of decoration of perhaps the most attractive version of the Mariner's Compass are shown below. The figure on the left appears to be a young John Bull with an anchor, and on the right is Britannia with a lion and shield.
The first four plaques are attributed to Newbottle High Pottery, c1845-55. The rest are attributed to Moore's, c1860s.