I was able to find a match for one of the bridge transfers (see my previous post) on a bowl with a 'SCOTT' impressed mark. Compare the transfers on the two items below, but remember that one of them has been applied to a curved surface. The bowl looks to have been made c1855 as it has Crimea transfers. I would guess the plaque is slightly later. Anyhow, the discovery hardly helps us, as I'd already attributed the plaque to Scott.
The next two unmarked items share the same bridge transfer. It's very similar to the Scott version above, except that it is missing a row of small clouds on the horizon (note the blank space around the kiln smoke and the house to its right). At the time of writing, the jug is available on eBay (number 370531920569). The bowl is in the stock of Ian Sharp.
So far I've found 8 variations of this transfer (the remainder are below), and I'm sure there are several more. Again, looking at the cloud formations is the easiest way to spot their differences.
At the time of writing, the last jug is available on eBay (number 390336311785). It is probably Garrison (Dixon). Its other transfers are shown below.
Now although none of the above helps us with the attribution of the bowl in the last post, it has been a bit of an eye opener for me. I would never have guessed there were so many variations of the same transfer in circulation. It makes attribution complicated to say the least.
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