This is a highly collectable little piece of Scottish Art Pottery.
It is a very pretty large-sized jug with a traditional country garden design - with a decorative pattern of white prunus blossoms around the neck, and I think large blue plums.
The decoration is very painterly and the dark rose pink washes on the bottom half of the jug have been rapidly applied. As such, they are slightly patchy in their application. There is also a little blotch of blue paint from the plums that has either dripped or smudged onto the pink body by the decorator (as photographed). The flowers, fruit, and leaves are all most carefully observed. The chunky curved handle is black and glossy - there are painted vertical dark blue dashes around the rim at the top - and more slightly wider ones go around the base - to a distance of about 1 cm.
It would look fabulous on display in a country kitchen on a Welsh dresser or in a china cabinet, or perhaps with spring flowers on a window sill.
The condition is generally fine. It is nice and clean inside the jug no nasty staining. No chips to the spout, and the handle is secure without issue. Taken lots of photographs for you to assess. Certainly a lovely example of MakMerry pottery.
The jug is 5 3/4 inches in height. The diameter is 4 1/2 inches and from spout to handle 6 3/4 inches. Unpacked it is 700 grams in weight
A delightful pattern and piece of 1920s Scottish pottery. It is signed Mak Merry and dated 1924 on the base - so now nearly 100 years old.
UK Posting is going to be £6.95 - and this is with Royal Mail Recorded Delivery (Medium Sized Parcel). This will be 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 was 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 featured delicate and stylized floral patterns.
Beautiful Mak merry jug. Exactly as described and in excellent condition. Packaged extremely carefully ensuring I received it in perfect condition. Received within 24hrs of ordering.
I have ordered several items from this shop in the past and have never been disappointed.