West View of the Cast Iron Bridge – bridges 10 & 22
Dawson, Low Ford Pottery – bridge 10 early imprint
This is an earlier (1805) incarnation of the transfer below. Note that the oval shapes to the far left and right of the title are blank. They would later be engraved 'J Dawson & Co' and 'Low Ford Pottery'. The Bridge is paired with 'Lord Nelson engaging the Toulon Fleet of the Mouths of the Nile', The Battle of the Nile was fought in 1798.
Dawson, Low Ford Pottery – bridge 10 later imprint
An exceptionally crisp later imprint with bright over-enamels. This is Baker's bridge 10, marked 'I. Dawson & Co, Low Ford Pottery'.
The shape of the jug suggests it might have been made before 1820. Beneath it, a canary yellow mug with the transfer, c1820. The transfer has been trimmed in the top-right corner.
A jug of similar age and shape to the one above, decorated with hand-painted flowers.
The copper transfer plate in the Sunderland Museum below.
Attributed to Dawson, Low Ford Pottery – bridge 22 early imprint
This ovoid jug and mug have a version of the transfer almost identical to those that appear on lustre jugs from North Shields in the 1830s. However, the inscription on the mug is typical of those found on Dawson's items. Both items are from the Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens, Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums collection.
Attributed to Dawson, Low Ford Pottery – bridge 22 later imprint
The images above are from the mug below. The frog (Dawson type 1) is found on items reliably attributable to Dawson's. Note that, unlike the mug above, there are two masts underneath the birds on the right side of the ship.
Small nicks / speckles show this is the same transfer as on the mugs above and below. The enamelling and script is, however, unusual for Dawson's. The inscription is dated 1819.
Apologies for the quality of the images, but you'll see that all the items above (details shown respectively below), have a small nick to the left of the top of the mast, of the ship passing under the bridge. The transfer plate was at some point reengraved with two masts behind the houses to the right of the ship.
Attributed to Dawson, Low Ford Pottery – frog 2
The transfer on this mug is a different version of bridge 22. The frog (Dawson type 2) is found on reliably attributable Dawson mugs.