This is a highly collectable and rare piece of Antique Scottish pottery.
It dates to around the 1920s and is hand-painted with a very attractive pattern of white and lime green prunus blossoms set against a bright Royal blue and bold lilac background.
It is marked to the base Mak Merry - and also to the underside of the lid.
It is in excellent condition with no damages - just very slight underglaze crazing - which you often find on these pieces - but only noticeable on close up inspection - and it is commensurate with age and nature of the piece.
My gorgeous little Scottish pottery teapot is 3 1/2 inches in height and the diameter at the widest point is 4 3/4 inches. From spout to handle the pot is 7 inches.
Weight unpacked is 500 grams
It is nice and clean inside.
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 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.
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.