Dawson inscriptions post-1830
The first jug below, dated 1834, has transfers that are firmly attributed to Dawson. The second and third are from the Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens, Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums collection. The second, dated 1835, has a bridge transfer with a printed Dawson mark. The first two jugs have distinctive lustre decoration around the collar. The first and third have a view of the River Thames. All three have distinctive flower decoration.
A large and profusely decorated jug from the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich London collection, with a monogram under the spout.
The image of the jug below is from a Historical & Collectable (formerly Special Auction Services) catalogue. If the present owner of the jug happens on this, I would love them to get in touch. The decoration of the collar and spout are similar to the first and last jugs above, so I think it likely this jug was also made in the 1830s. The flower decoration is again particularly fine.
An impressed Dawson plate, again with hand-painted enamel flower decoration and similar script.
Another, also with an impressed number beside the Dawson mark.
The following three jugs, although unmarked, appear to be decorated by the same hand as those above. They share a distinctive group of maritime transfers.
The mug below has very similar letter formations to the two jugs above. Compare the lower case letters with the details below from the jugs. The mug is attributed to Dawson on that basis.
Norman Lowe has identified a marriage of a Matthew Henry Marler at Lanchester Co. Durham in 1852, and the record gives his age as 31, indicating a date of birth in 1822 or thereabouts.
The bridge transfer has a printed Dawson mark.
The auction catalogue states: 'In the "Durham Mining Museum Master Index," Joseph Eggleston (1825-81) is listed as "Coal Miner".' Again, the bridge transfer has a printed Dawson mark.
The enameller who decorated this jug (from the Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens, Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums collection) would produce similar inscriptions for Moore's Wear Pottery in the 1860s.
A distinctively shaped mug with an inscription for 1845 that appears to match the bachelor set below.
The mugs above and below with moulded handles are both from the Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens, Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums collection.