This is a highly collectable little piece of antique Scottish Art Pottery.
It is very pretty and would look fine on display in a country kitchen on a Welsh dresser or in a china cabinet.
The clear, glassy glazes used on Mak Merry (and also Bough) pottery - have a tendency to develop surface crazing called craquelure, so it might indeed be better for very occasional use or display purposes. However, this little lidded pot has a very clean glaze with none of these issues - so that is certainly good news.
The condition is generally fine with no chips or cracks. Nice and clean inside the pot no nasty staining.
Dimensions: Height is 4 inches. The diameter is 4 inches and from handle to handle is 5 1/4 inches.
The weight is 235 grams (unpacked).
A very delightful hand-painted pattern consisting of bouquets of Art Nouveau flowers in pinks, yellows, and blues. They are reminiscent in form to those found on my little MakMerry cream jug - also available in my shop (but I don't think that these form an exact matched pair).
The lid is original to the pot - the knop on the lid is the exact same colour as the handles - as is the colour of the flowers on both pieces. However, it is not such a tight fit - and there is a little movement in the lid when placed on top of the main body of the pot.
Have taken a lot of photographs for your inspection.
UK Posting is going to be £4.95 - and this is with Royal Mail Recorded Delivery. 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.