Cobalt Decorated Salt-Glazed Stoneware Inkwell, attributed to the Remmey family of potters, possibly the work of Henry Remmey, New York, or Crolius Pottery, New York, c. 1797, circular inkwell with large central filling hole and three small dipping holes, the top decorated with incised and cobalt-filled bell flowers, the sides with incised and line-glazed inscriptions "P.B. 1797", "N.Y.", and "R.", ht. 1 1/4, dia. 3 5/8 in. Note: The decoration on this inkwell resembles the incised and cobalt-filled decoration found on pottery made by two early New York potteries near the end of the 18th century: the Remmey family of potters, and the Crolius Pottery, which were located in close proximity to each other on Potter's Hill on Manhattan Island. The rounded leaf tips on this inkwell are similar in decoration to that of stoneware items decorated by Henry Remmey, one of two grandsons of the original pottery owner John Remmey, working at the time this inkwell was made.