East View of Sunderland Bridge; A Trifle for... – bridge 21
Attributed to John Phillips, Sunderland Pottery, 1807–1818
This mug, from the Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens, Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums collection, is the only example I've seen with this transfer. Above the bridge are the printed words, 'A Trifle for' and a space for a name. In this case there is a hand-painted inscription for Frances. The script is very similar to the Dixon, Austin example below, and it seems likely this mug was made by the Sunderland Pottery, perhaps during the earlier Phillips period of ownership.
South East View of the Iron Bridge; A Present to... – bridge 37
Dixon, Austin & Co, Sunderland Pottery (1818–1839)
This transfer appears on small profusely decorated lustre jugs from the 1830s. There is space for the enameller to write a name after the words 'A present to...', but I have not yet seen an example with a personal inscription inserted into the transfer.
The mug below is likely earlier, from the 1820s.
The transfer appears on a small jug opposite a verse with the printed mark 'Dixon & Co Sunderland'. The jug has a hand-painted inscription dated 1834.