Turpin & Co, Ouseburn Pottery
A rare child's plate with the impress Turpin & Co. Bell's book on Tyneside Pottery identifies that partnership with Ouseburn Pottery, and says 'Mentioned in a directory of 1841'. There is a mark in the middle of the 'O' in GOD likely from where the engraver used a pair of compasses to draw it.
The transfer was also used on plaques. Both the plate and the plaque below have the mark in the centre of the 'O'. Note, the top of the angel is slightly distorted on the plate because it has been applied to a curved surface.
Below are other similar plaques with verses likely from the same copper plate. The first shows that Turpin also made pink-lustre items.
These plaques are attributed to Turpin on the basis of the decorative similarity of the first two plaques, to the circular verse plaques above. Only two of the plaques have impressed marks: a letter 'B' and a circular mark cut into segments (like a sliced cake). In each case the mark is shown to the right of the plaque that it is from. The source for this transfer is an engraving after a miniature painting by J. Barry (top centre image). See the Charles Wesley hymns page for the transcribed text beneath Wesley.
George Kinloch MP
The first plaque has the impressed letter 'B' shown to the right of it. The second plaque has a 'segmented circle' impressed mark (see section above). See the portraits page for the text beneath George Kinloch.
Staffordshire objects with similar transfers
For some time, I attributed these plaques to Staffordshire because their transfers appear on jugs and mugs with decoration that is unlike anything produced in the North East. Ian Sharp suggests the jugs and mugs might come from Chesworth & Robinson, who were 'prolific with their commemorative subjects'. However, on careful inspection, the transfers on the plaques come from different copper plates to those on the Staffordshire items. The plaques resemble commemorative plaques of Earl Grey, made at North Shields by C, C & Co.
The first plaque has a 'segmented circle' impressed mark (see Wesley section above). The other plaques are unmarked but have similar text.