Rare Inkwell Mottoware Aller Vale Remembered Joys Ink Well 1890s Victorian
This is a rare Victorian era inkwell or ink well made by Aller Vale, Devon England in mottoware or motto ware pottery.
The motto or saying in Remembered Joys Are Never Forgotten and the traditional Devon Scady stylized floral on the other side.
The wonderfully decorative inkwell was made 1887-1901 dated by the impressed mark.
The inkwell measures 2 inches high by 2.75 inches in diameter and is in very good +++ used vintage condition with no chips or cracks, but there are 2 places where the paint was smeared underglaze during manufacture.
The photo of the front also has a glare from the lights on the glazed surface which made it difficult to photo well.
A cute and rarely seen item of mottoware. What a great desk accessory, or on a bookshelf.
Famous and fun motto ware or mottoware has been manufactured in the south of England from the 1860s until the factories closed in the 1960s. It is usually of red clay decorated with bright glazes, cottages and mottos or sayings that run the gamut from proverbs and sound advice to nearly outrageous. Always fun and different and very collectible!
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