Antique Scottish Pottery Large Serving Bowl and Side Plate Mak Merry
Antique Scottish Pottery Large Serving Bowl and Side Plate Mak Merry
Antique Scottish Pottery Large Serving Bowl and Side Plate Mak Merry
Antique Scottish Pottery Large Serving Bowl and Side Plate Mak Merry
Antique Scottish Pottery Large Serving Bowl and Side Plate Mak Merry
Antique Scottish Pottery Large Serving Bowl and Side Plate Mak Merry
Antique Scottish Pottery Large Serving Bowl and Side Plate Mak Merry
Antique Scottish Pottery Large Serving Bowl and Side Plate Mak Merry
Antique Scottish Pottery Large Serving Bowl and Side Plate Mak Merry
Antique Scottish Pottery Large Serving Bowl and Side Plate Mak Merry
Antique Scottish Pottery Large Serving Bowl and Side Plate Mak Merry
Antique Scottish Pottery Large Serving Bowl and Side Plate Mak Merry
Antique Scottish Pottery Large Serving Bowl and Side Plate Mak Merry
Antique Scottish Pottery Large Serving Bowl and Side Plate Mak Merry
Antique Scottish Pottery Large Serving Bowl and Side Plate Mak Merry
Antique Scottish Pottery Large Serving Bowl and Side Plate Mak Merry
Antique Scottish Pottery Large Serving Bowl and Side Plate Mak Merry
Antique Scottish Pottery Large Serving Bowl and Side Plate Mak Merry
Antique Scottish Pottery Large Serving Bowl and Side Plate Mak Merry
Antique Scottish Pottery Large Serving Bowl and Side Plate Mak Merry
Antique Scottish Pottery Large Serving Bowl and Side Plate Mak Merry
Antique Scottish Pottery Large Serving Bowl and Side Plate Mak Merry
Antique Scottish Pottery Large Serving Bowl and Side Plate Mak Merry
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SCOTTISH POTTERY. 1920s Mak Merry Hand-Painted Large Serving Bowl and Matching Side Plate

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On offer here are two stylish pieces of antique Scottish pottery - we have a large serving bowl and little side plate - in a matching pattern.  These are very collectable pieces of art pottery - now nearly 100 years old.  

Both must have been made and decorated about the same time - as they have a matching floral pattern. Both pieces are been beautifully decorated and there has been a lot of work in the decorating of them. 

They have the typical Mak Merry painted mark on the base of each.

They are in good condition no chips or cracks., but there are little areas here and there of some discoloured craquelure - which you might be able to clean a little of the staining. There is general crazing as you might see on close inspection - have taken photographs of that for your inspection. But the pieces are generally lovely and look good on display. You could use either piece to serve dry food on. 

CONDITION: Side Plate - this is without chips or cracks - some light crazing (clean) to the clear glaze - and some little black marks to the plate at about 4'o clock position near to the rim, please take a close inspection of my photos. But generally a really lovely larger side plate - with a diameter of 8 inches. 

The open bowl - has some more pronounced crazing (slightly discoloured on the interior - and a little more so below)  - but it is generally quite fine. It measures 9 1/4 inches in diameter and has a height of 2 1/4 inches.  I love the abstract black pattern on the base. 

Such a nice pair - with such slight blemishes. I am taking these into account with the pricing. The bowl I am listing at £50 and the plate at £30. 

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.

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