Northumberland 74 – Sunderland
Sunderland Pottery, Dixon, 1820s
This transfer was used by the Dixon, Austin & Co partnership at the Sunderland Pottery from 1818 to 1839.
Above is a version of the transfer with the printed mark, 'Dixon & Co Sunderland Pottery'. The first jug has an inscription with the date 1823.
Attributed to Sunderland Pottery, Dixon, 1830s
A small version of the transfer without the printed factory mark on wares from the 1830s. The eel pot below has transfers on the lid that are peculiar to Dixon.
It also appears on small finely potted jugs. The decoration of the spout is typical of Dixon, Austin & Co.
Finally, the transfer on a large, quart size, mug.
Garrison Pottery, Dixon, 1840–65
The second marriage jug is dated 1855. The third with a floral collar.
Northumberland 74 – Tyneside
Attributed to Robert Maling, Ouseburn Bridge Pottery, Newcastle
A small version of the transfer appears on Robert Maling-attributed jugs with green-flecked decoration from the 1830s.
Carr & Patton, Low Lights Pottery 1
The Carr and Patton version (1840s) is very similar to the Garrison transfer, but with two obvious differences. There is no buoy floating to the left of the ship, and there is no full stop after 74 in the title.
The transfer above is from an immense jug (first line below). Beneath it a masonic jug with the Carr version of the transfer. These jugs of the 1840s could easily be mistaken for Dixon items.
John Carr & Sons, Low Lights Pottery 2
This transfer, although used on Carr items, appears to be Dixon version above. It is likely that Carr purchased the transfer plates when the Garrison Pottery closed in 1865.