The main reference for this pottery is the excellent ‘Collard the Honiton and Dorset Potter’ by Carol and Chris Cashmore. Sadly out of print but does appear occasionally on

This book also contains much information on Charles Collard at the Aller Vale Pottery, as well as at Watcombe, Exeter and Longpark Potteries.

I believe that a Crown Dorset model Cat is extremely rare, please see a picture of a Bell, with Cat’s head as a handle, shown below.

See also the Honiton Pottery Collectors Society for more info on Crown Dorset Pottery

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