South East View of the Iron Bridge... – bridge 1
Attributed to John Phillips, Sunderland Pottery – bridge 1
This is very similar to the unrecorded view on the previous page. However, on this version the word Sunderland is in block capitals. The small boat to the right is black inside. The bricks on the underside of the bridge are reflected in the water, a detail lost on the later Dawson examples with coloured enamels below.
The second mug below is from the Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens, Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums collection. Their catalogue attributes this transfer to the Garrison Pottery (NB Phillips was running the 'Sunderland Pottery' on two sites at this time: the Garrison Pottery and the Hylton Pottery). Note that the second mug has a building on the horizon to the left of the bridge. It appears to have been added in a subsequent round of engraving.
The photos below are from a smaller mug with the reengraved transfer with the house on the left of the horizon.
The details shown right are from the mug at the top of this page (without the house on the left) and the mug above (with house on the left). They each have the same flaw. There are two dots over the letter 'i' in 'view'. So they are definitely from the same copper transfer plate.
It appears that there was yet a further round of reengraving of the copper plate, and a printed mark for J PHILLIPS, HYLTON POTTERY was added. To date, I have not recorded any Phillips items with this transfer with the printed mark (read more below).
Dawson's Low Ford Pottery, South Hylton, Sunderland – bridge 1
This jug has helped unlock the attribution for this transfer. The copper plate started life in North Hylton at John Phillips' Hylton Pottery, for which there is a printed mark. However, by the time it appears on this jug, the copper plate had been purchased by John Dawson & Co and relocated to the Low Ford Pottery at South Hylton. Dawson painted through the J Phillips mark. This jug also has a verse transfer with a Dawson & Co printed mark.
The two mugs below both have traces of the obliterated Phillips mark and are attributed to Dawson on that basis. The details are from the jug (left), and the two mugs below respectively.
This is Baker's bridge 1 with coloured over-enamels. It is very similar to the imprint on the mug above, with a building at the top left, but the bricks on the underside of the bridge are no longer reflected in the water.
The second larger mug is from the Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens, Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums collection.