Finding a clear mark on the base of a brown transferware sugar bowl with lid was a relief - so much easier to identify. This lidded sugar bowl has several cracks on one handle side.
The following is from My Granny's Attic "The W H Grindley & Co operated in Tunstall England from 1880 to 1991. This mark is ... the Creek pattern. The company was founded by William Harry Grindley at the Newfield Pottery in Tunstall, Stoke-on-Trent. Wares were made primarily for export to the U.S. and other markets. In 1891 the company moved to the Woodfield Pottery. In 1960 the business was purchased by Alfred Clough Ltd. In 1978 renamed Grindley of Stoke (ceramics) Ltd. Federated Potteries Co. Ltd. took them over in 1982 and in 1988 the business was repurchase by W. H. Grindley. In 1991 they were taken over by Woodlands Pottery"