1920s MakMerry Mak Merry Scottish Pottery Teapot. White Prunus Catherine Blair
1920s MakMerry Mak Merry Scottish Pottery Teapot. White Prunus Catherine Blair
1920s MakMerry Mak Merry Scottish Pottery Teapot. White Prunus Catherine Blair
1920s MakMerry Mak Merry Scottish Pottery Teapot. White Prunus Catherine Blair
1920s MakMerry Mak Merry Scottish Pottery Teapot. White Prunus Catherine Blair
1920s MakMerry Mak Merry Scottish Pottery Teapot. White Prunus Catherine Blair
1920s MakMerry Mak Merry Scottish Pottery Teapot. White Prunus Catherine Blair
1920s MakMerry Mak Merry Scottish Pottery Teapot. White Prunus Catherine Blair
1920s MakMerry Mak Merry Scottish Pottery Teapot. White Prunus Catherine Blair
1920s MakMerry Mak Merry Scottish Pottery Teapot. White Prunus Catherine Blair
1920s MakMerry Mak Merry Scottish Pottery Teapot. White Prunus Catherine Blair
1920s MakMerry Mak Merry Scottish Pottery Teapot. White Prunus Catherine Blair
1920s MakMerry Mak Merry Scottish Pottery Teapot. White Prunus Catherine Blair
1920s MakMerry Mak Merry Scottish Pottery Teapot. White Prunus Catherine Blair
1920s MakMerry Mak Merry Scottish Pottery Teapot. White Prunus Catherine Blair
1920s MakMerry Mak Merry Scottish Pottery Teapot. White Prunus Catherine Blair
1920s MakMerry Mak Merry Scottish Pottery Teapot. White Prunus Catherine Blair
1920s MakMerry Mak Merry Scottish Pottery Teapot. White Prunus Catherine Blair
1920s MakMerry Mak Merry Scottish Pottery Teapot. White Prunus Catherine Blair
1920s MakMerry Mak Merry Scottish Pottery Teapot. White Prunus Catherine Blair
1920s MakMerry Mak Merry Scottish Pottery Teapot. White Prunus Catherine Blair
1920s MakMerry Mak Merry Scottish Pottery Teapot. White Prunus Catherine Blair
1920s MakMerry Mak Merry Scottish Pottery Teapot. White Prunus Catherine Blair
1920s MakMerry Mak Merry Scottish Pottery Teapot. White Prunus Catherine Blair
1920s MakMerry Mak Merry Scottish Pottery Teapot. White Prunus Catherine Blair
1920s MakMerry Mak Merry Scottish Pottery Teapot. White Prunus Catherine Blair
1920s MakMerry Mak Merry Scottish Pottery Teapot. White Prunus Catherine Blair
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SCOTTISH POTTERY. Rare MakMerry Hand-Painted Teapot with White Prunus Blossoms and Pink Background. Excellent Condition

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This is a highly collectible and rare piece of Antique Scottish pottery. 

It is one of a number of little Makmerry teapots that I have listed in my store. 

This little teapot dates to the 1920s and is now nearly an official antique! It was probably made by Catherine Blair. 

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. I have three other ones with similar decorations on them - but the shapes are all slightly different. This is the largest one with a fancy handle and is more bulbous in shape. 

It is marked to the base Mak Merry - and also to the underside of the lid, as photographed.  There is an old receipt that had been kept inside the pot from a specialist Scottish pottery dealer (2000) which states that the sale price was £450; yowzah! . This will be sent for Provenance history with the teapot to you.  

It is in excellent condition with no damages. The glaze is generally nice and shiny - you often find surface crazing occurring on old Makmerry pieces - I don't think that they got the glaze formula correct! 

My gorgeous little Scottish pottery teapot is 5 inches in height and the diameter at the widest point is 4 1/4 inches. From spout to handle the pot is 7 inches.

Weight unpacked is 350 grams

It is nice and clean inside. No obvious condition issues or damages. 

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.

My price for this little pot is certainly a very 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.

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