West View of Cast Iron Bridge... (rectangular) – Sunderland
Phillips & Co, Sunderland Pottery
The imprint on the first jug below is much lighter, which makes comparison of the transfers difficult, but all three have a diagonal scratch below the first lamp post to the right of the centre of the bridge.
Dixon & Co, Sunderland Pottery
Above an early imprint from the transfer on a creamware jug, 1818 to early 1820s. Below, a pair of marriage jugs and two others similar, also likely from the early to mid 1820s. The last has a hand-painted image of a ship.
Below two later imprints from the 1830s with coloured over enamels. The details from the first jug. The second with a personal inscription and the date 1831.
The Nelson commemorative jug below has an inscription '1839' and this version of the bridge transfer. Interestingly, the imprint from the transfer is stronger on this later jug.
Dixon, Phillips & Co, Garrison Pottery
Below is a jug that, from its lustre decoration, I could easily have attributed to Carr and Patton in North Shields. However, there is a diagonal scratch on the sail in the foreground, next to the broken wall, that also appears on the items above.
Below are two bowls with a degraded version of the transfer, perhaps late 1850s, just before the opening of the new bridge.
West View of Cast Iron Bridge... (rectangular) – Tyneside
John Carr, North Shields 1
The Carr version has no full stop after the initial 'R' in 'R Burdon' (see bottom left details). The furthest houses in the centre of the right details have two windows upstairs, and a door downstairs.
The first jug below has brown transfers, and the typical Carr verse 'Rest in Heaven'.
John Carr, North Shields 2
This transfer appears to be from the same copper plate as the Garrison version above. The plate was likely purchased by Carr when that pottery closed in 1865, and re-engraved to restore some of the details. NB by that time the New Bridge had been built, so this transfer was already outdated.