This page identifies Sunderland Bridge transfers used by the Sunderland or Garrison Pottery. The pottery had various name made of combinations of Dixon, Austin and Phillips. Some transfers have the pottery name included, some transfers appear on impressed items and one transfer is accompanied by what I think is conclusive evidence. Based on the items used here there appears to be a period during the 1840s without definitely identified Garrison Bridge items.
Being creamware this jug was probably made very close to the 1813 date shown. The other side of the jug has the "Tythe Pig".
The pottery and pink lustre decoration of this frog mug ang jug means that they are later than the 1813 shown on the transfer.
1824 - 1835
Two items with the same Dixon named bridge transfer. The jug has a transfers of Lord Byron and Rest in Peace and is therefore dated as 1824 or soon after. The plaque has an 1835 commemoration. There is no kiln at the right hand side of the transfer so presumably it still had not been built by then.
No printed mark or impress but these two jugs have transfers which appear on Dixon impressed plaques. The "AGAMMENON IN A STORM" and "GAUNTLET CLIPPER SHIP" transfers appear frequently alongside Crimean War and Garibaldi transfers suggesting 1850s. The appearance of the steam boat is another clue. I have shown two slightly different version of each bridge transfer and for completeness the other transfer on each jug. The red clobbered glass making kiln has appeared since the 1835 plaque was made. The exact date of the building of the kiln is to be determined by the author but it appears on a print dated 1841.
Impressed Dixon & Co. plaque. 1859 or later this view is from the same position and features the thin smoking chimney on the horizon which appears on the previous transfer. The wind is still blowing in the same direction and at the same speed!
Dixon & Co. impressed bowl with the same transfer as above. There is also an oval transfer of the old bridge but not the one on the 1835 plaque. The 1835 transfer plate may have been worn out by this time but even if available would have been out of date not showing the glass making kiln. The later transfer is not named. Is this transfer uniquely used by Dixon?
Hopefully to be continued.