This is a highly collectable and rare piece of Antique Scottish pottery.
This little teapot is actually dated on the base 1926 - so easy for me to date for you - and it is now nearly 100 years old. It is hand-painted with a very attractive pattern of white and lime green prunus blossoms set against a rose pink and dusty grey background. It has a shiny black handle and spout.
It is marked to the base Mak Merry 1926 - and also to the underside of the lid, as photographed
It is in excellent condition with no damages.
My gorgeous little Scottish pottery teapot is 3 inches in height and the diameter at the widest point is 4 1/2 inches. From spout to handle the pot is 6 3/4 inches.
Weight unpacked is 350 grams
It is nice and clean inside - which is fabulous as Makmerry pottery is often prone to staining or glaze crazing.
This little teapot is certainly a special piece for the collector of Scottish pottery - and it can be considered a bit of a museum piece.
My price for this lovely pot is a fair one - and I have recently sold a very similar one for the same price as listed here.
My price for this little pot is certainly a most fair one - and the postage quote is for next day special delivery postage with the Royal Mail - so that it is fully insured in transit to you. It will be £10 and applied to your order at 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.
Today pieces of MakMerry pottery are highly collectable and special pieces like the little teapots do not come up for sale often and when they do they tend to fetch higher prices. They often appear in prestigious auction houses such as Bonhams.