Puzzle jugs attributed to Dixon and partners
Attributed to J Phillips & Co, Sunderland Pottery
Although undated, the lack of lustre decoration perhaps suggests that this puzzle 'mug' was made during the Phillips period.
Attributed to Dixon, Austin & Co, Sunderland Pottery
Press cuttings show that the partnership ran from 1818 to 1839. A jug from the Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens, Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums collection, with a very similar verse to the one above..
A similar jug, but with a spout, attributed to the same partnership.
Attributed to Dixon, Phillips & Co, Garrison Pottery
A rare Gaudy Welsh puzzle jug from the Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens, Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums collection. Note the similarity of the 'p' in 'Capt' to the jug above, and the two commas signifying abbreviation. Norman Lowe has identified a James Whiskins, who in 1841 was a seaman living in South Street, Bishop Wearmouth, Sunderland. He was baptised 11/4/1784 in Whitechapel. By 1851, as a widower, he returned to London and became a magistrate. See the Dixon, Phillips & Co inscriptions page for more details regarding the attribution of this jug.
A rare example of orange lustreware from the Dixon, Phillips & Co partnership, showing that the Garrison Pottery was innovating and producing quality items, right up to its closure in 1865.
The flower lustre decoration under the spout is found on Dixon (Garrison) items from the 1850s. Also, the decoration of the handle.