East View of the Iron Bridge... – Sunderland
Unidentified pottery, Sunderland
This is Baker's bridge 7 except that underneath the transfer are the words 'Nil Desprandum Auspice Deo' from Sunderland's coat of arms, which broadly translates as 'Don't despair in God we trust'. This motto may have been added to the transfer at a later date. It is similar to Edward Barker's bridge view (Baker's bridge 20) shown below.
Attributed to Scott's Southwick Pottery
This bridge transfer (Baker's bridge 20) is attributed to Scott's on the basis of the signature of Edward Barker, an engraver known to have worked at the Southwick Pottery (see also the second mug below). The other transfer on the jug commemorates the Battle of the Nile in 1798. Dawson's Pottery also produced items with the Battle of the Nile transfer, but a clearly different version.
Another similar mug with an inscription Thomas Thompson. Norman Lowe has tracked down a Thomas Thompson born 13/7/1820 to Thomas Thompson (snr) and Mary Wardell, so this could be a Christening present made in 1820. Interestingly, Thomas Thompson (jnr) by 1841 is recorded as living in the same house as William Barker, believed to be the son of Edward Barker, an engraver who received payments from Scott's Southwick Pottery between 1796 and 1800 (see his mark in the last detail below). For 40 years Edward Barker was foreman at Scott's Pottery, dying in first quarter 1841.