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. This jug 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 jug no nasty staining.
The jug is 3 1/2 inches in height and 4 inches in diameter, From handle to spout is 5 inches.
The weight is 190 grams (unpacked).
A very delightful hand-painted pattern consisting of a frieze of Art Nouveau flowers in pinks, yellows, and blues. Just how cute is that little blue flower running down the handle.
UK Posting is going to be £4.95 - and this is with Royal Mail Recorded Delivery. This will be applied at the check out.
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.