These are attractive antique Scottish pottery items. A little trio set - consisting of a cup, saucer, and side plate. They are all made by Mak Merry.
I HAVE FIVE OF THESE AVAILABLE - please see the quantity box. (Code F).
They each have a matching pattern with pretty white prunus flowers set on a blue and lilac background. The cups and saucers are very hard to find. This is a much larger cup and more suitable for hot chocolate or milky coffees.
They date to around the 1920s / 1930s and are hand-painted.
They are painted on pottery "blanks" - and are signed on the base: Mak Merry
The china blanks were probably made and supplied by Maling and Sons, Newcastle-on-Tyne.
Dimensions: The cup is of a much larger size and is 2 1/2 inches in height with a diameter at the rim of 4 1/4 inches. The saucer has a diameter of 6 inches and the side plate is 7 inches.
CONDITION: They are all in fine condition and display well. No chips or cracks.
These are such lovely Mak Merry ceramics - and they are listed at a fair price for these vintage Scottish Art Pottery pieces.
UK Postage with Royal Mail Recorded will be £4.95 and applied at the checkout.
HISTORY: The MakMerry pottery grew out of the Scottish Women's Rural Institute, which was founded in 1917 in the Scottish town Macmerry by Catherine Blair.
Catherine had previously been an active Suffragist, campaigning for 'Votes for Women' and had a history of promoting female independence and equality. She became involved in the suffragette movement by writing countless letters to the press about the plight of women.
In 1920 MakMerry was set up as the trading arm of the Institute. Initially, members invested small sums of money and produced food items for sale – but they soon moved into producing fine craftworks as well – one of the crafts was pottery decoration. They hand-painted smaller household items such as plates, shallow bowls, lidded pots, and the sweetest teapots – and all these are instantly identifiable and often feature delicate and stylized floral patterns.