This is a highly collectable little piece of antique Scottish Art Pottery.
It is a rarer shape and in such lovely condition.
It takes the form of a pretty oval dish - the exterior edge is white with little abstract leaf shapes all around. The interior sides are lemon yellow - and on the interior base - there is a little hand-painted design of three pink flowers and three dark purple brambles. They are shown on a black spindly stem embellished with dark green leaves.
The exterior of the dish has a yellow band with a little square lozenge on each side featuring another wee bramble - how cute!
It has the typical Mak Merry painted mark - and also impressed marks which refers to the blank pieces that were used.
It is in just lovely condition no chips or cracks. The glaze is nice and shiny - and with no glaze cracking issues that you often find on Mak Merry pieces. No staining - as nice an example of Mak Merry as you might find - you won't find another so easily!
DIMENSIONS; The height is 1 1/2 inches. The length is 7 1/4 inches by 5 3/4 inches.
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.