1920s Mak Merry Scottish Art Pottery Lidded Dish or Powder Bowl Blue with White Prunus
1920s Mak Merry Scottish Art Pottery Lidded Dish or Powder Bowl Blue with White Prunus
1920s Mak Merry Scottish Art Pottery Lidded Dish or Powder Bowl Blue with White Prunus
1920s Mak Merry Scottish Art Pottery Lidded Dish or Powder Bowl Blue with White Prunus
1920s Mak Merry Scottish Art Pottery Lidded Dish or Powder Bowl Blue with White Prunus
1920s Mak Merry Scottish Art Pottery Lidded Dish or Powder Bowl Blue with White Prunus
1920s Mak Merry Scottish Art Pottery Lidded Dish or Powder Bowl Blue with White Prunus
1920s Mak Merry Scottish Art Pottery Lidded Dish or Powder Bowl Blue with White Prunus
1920s Mak Merry Scottish Art Pottery Lidded Dish or Powder Bowl Blue with White Prunus
1920s Mak Merry Scottish Art Pottery Lidded Dish or Powder Bowl Blue with White Prunus
1920s Mak Merry Scottish Art Pottery Lidded Dish or Powder Bowl Blue with White Prunus
1920s Mak Merry Scottish Art Pottery Lidded Dish or Powder Bowl Blue with White Prunus
1920s Mak Merry Scottish Art Pottery Lidded Dish or Powder Bowl Blue with White Prunus
1920s Mak Merry Scottish Art Pottery Lidded Dish or Powder Bowl Blue with White Prunus
1920s Mak Merry Scottish Art Pottery Lidded Dish or Powder Bowl Blue with White Prunus
1920s Mak Merry Scottish Art Pottery Lidded Dish or Powder Bowl Blue with White Prunus
1920s Mak Merry Scottish Art Pottery Lidded Dish or Powder Bowl Blue with White Prunus
1920s Mak Merry Scottish Art Pottery Lidded Dish or Powder Bowl Blue with White Prunus
1920s Mak Merry Scottish Art Pottery Lidded Dish or Powder Bowl Blue with White Prunus
1920s Mak Merry Scottish Art Pottery Lidded Dish or Powder Bowl Blue with White Prunus
1920s Mak Merry Scottish Art Pottery Lidded Dish or Powder Bowl Blue with White Prunus
1920s Mak Merry Scottish Art Pottery Lidded Dish or Powder Bowl Blue with White Prunus
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SCOTTISH POTTERY. 1920s Mak Merry Hand-Painted Powder Bowl or Lidded Dish. Blue Background with Prunus Flowers

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This is a highly collectable little piece of antique Scottish Art Pottery.

I really love this little pot - the design is just so eye-catching.  

It is made my Mak Merry pottery and is signed on the base. It is a very intricate pattern - the white Prunus blossoms set against a vivid blue sky are so beautiful and makes me think of Japanese prints.

It is one of many of my Mak Merry pieces in my online shop. 

Here we have a wee powder bowl or lidded dish displays well - and would look good in any Scottish art pottery collection. 

I have taken lots of images for your inspection. 

Sadly - it does have some condition issues - but it is nearly 100 years old and the quality of the "blank pottery" used was never of the greatest quality - and often these East Coast pots have issues with glaze crackling, staining or chip more easily. 

This one does have a few little issues and I have made some restoration to a couple of chips on the underside of the lid. 

CONDITION. The decoration on the pot displays well - there are no obvious faults outside. There is a fine hairline crack in the main base section - this is hardly obvious  (photographed) and three restored tiny chips to the underside of the lid (again all photographed and on my image gallery here in close up). As you can see - these do not show when the dish is on display. 

I do not often list items with condition problems - but for some of these fabulous and unique Mak Merry antique pieces - I have made an exception.  The restorations are stable and waterproof. 

I have priced this to take condition into account. If this had been perfect - I would have listed at £125 - so with the repairs, £45 seems to be a fair price. 

Dimensions: the diameter of the pot is 4 inches and the height is 2 1/2 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.

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Marian Garvie
Quaint little dish

Lovely little lidded dish. Beautiful design. Exactly as described by Valerie and in good condition given its age. Packaged careful and despatched promptly. Now proudly displayed in my bedroom. I love it, thank you Iconic Edinburgh.