The Gauntlet Clipper Ship
Two of the copper plates with this transfer originated at the Garrison Pottery (Dixon's). When the Garrison Pottery closed in 1865, one of the plates appears to have been acquired by Scott's and the other by Moore's.
The 'Garrison Pottery 1' plate that went to Scott's is in the Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens, Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums collection, and was donated by the Ball family. The transfer plate appears to have been acquired by Scott from Dixon when the Garrison Pottery closed in 1865 and re-engraved in places. It was later acquired from Scott's by Ball's Deptford Pottery. I have yet to find a Ball example.
Garrison Pottery 1
The Garrison (Dixon) version has a small scratch (indicated below) above the word 'Ship'. The small boat above the word 'Ship' has a letter 'S' on its flag. These details had mostly worn away by the time the copper plate was in use at Scott's.
Some of the other transfers that appear with the Gauntlet on Dixon items are shown below.
I don't have a clear image of the whole transfer, but this appears to be the same version as on the items above.
Garrison Pottery 2
In this version, there is no letter 'S' on the flag of the small boat above the word ship. The wave shading is also different.
The small jug below has typical Garrison lustre decoration from c1855.
Moore's Pottery 1
This appears to be from the same transfer plate, with no 'S' on the flag, as the Garrison jug above. Moore's likely acquired the transfer plate when the Dixon partnership dissolved in 1865.
Moore's Pottery 2
A typical Moore chamber pot, c1860. NB potties of this type appear with transfers of both the old and new Sunderland Bridge. There is no full stop after the title.
It is difficult to compare the transfer which curves around this small jug. The version of the Sunderland Bridge transfer on the reverse of this jug appears on items with the Moore impress (see below).
Again, unfortunately, the quality of the image makes this transfer difficult to compare. The combination of transfers on this bowl suggests that Moore's Pottery commissioned a very similar copper transfer plate to the Dixon/Scott/Ball plate in the Sunderland Museum.
Scott's Pottery 1
This is the reworked 'Garrison 1' transfer from the copper plate in the Sunderland Museum collection. There is a scratch on the plate in the centre sail on the foremast (indicated below) that appears on Scott's items, but not on those from Dixon's from the same plate.
The left detail below is the Dixon 'Garrison 1' version. The centre detail shows a Scott imprint from the same copper plate after re-engraving. Note that diagonal shading has been added over the clouds. The right detail is the Moore version and has a different formation of clouds.
Below are two bowls bowls with the Scott impress.
This version of the transfer appears on a very rare vomit cup or spittoon. I haven't seen another. This cup, with zig-zag lustre decoration, could easily be mistaken for a piece by Moore's Wear Pottery.
The transfer also appears on unmarked jugs and plaques. The orange lustre items likely date from the mid 1860s to the 1870s. The third plaque could have been made at either Scott's or Ball's (see below).
Ball's Deptford Pottery
The same transfer on a tapered jug of later form associated with Ball's Deptford Pottery.