An inkwell of this shape, but missing its ink pot, was in the 1972 Caughley Bi-centenary Exhibition, no. 143 & plate 13.  It too was printed with the Bell Toy and reverse print.

" /> Printed British Pottery & Porcelain | Inkwell

Additional Image:

The reverse pattern.


The top of the inkpot, decorated with small floral prints.


Shape Type: Miscellaneous

Pattern Type: Chinese, Asian and Other Exotic Themes

Date: c. 1776-1785


  • Diameter: 3.75 in (9.525 cm)

Maker: Caughley

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This rare inkwell has a removable central inkpot and the main body has four holes for pens.  It is printed with an early Caughley pattern, the Bell Toy.  A mug dated 1776, in the V&A Museum, is decorated with this print on either side.  The reverse pattern used on this inkwell, showing a vase shaped object with a planted pot to either side, is also found with the...