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  • Item Category: Furniture & Furnishings
  • Source: eBay UK
  • Sold Date: Jul 08, 2012
  • Channel: Auction House
This is a lovely and extremely colourful trio decorated by the Scottish Mak'Merry pottery studio. The studio was a unique development of the painted pottery movement that eminated from the "Glasgow Girls". The studio was founded near Macmerry in East Lothian about 1919. The founder was Catherine Blair, a farmer's wife, a suffragette and a founder member of the Scottish Woman's Rural Institute (SWRI). She and a few helpers took lessons in painting pottery and founded their business from scratch which survived until sometime in the late 1940s. Blanks were bought for decoration from various parts of Scotland and England. Many were fired at Bo'ness. This trio is unmarked by any pottery maker. The tea cup measures approximately 3 inches in height and 4 inches in width (incl. the handle). The saucer is approximately 6 inches in diameter and 3/4 inch in depth while the tea plate is approximately 7 inches in diameter and 3/4 inch in depth. The tea cup and saucer are both painted with the studio's mark of "Mak'Merry". They are each decorated with stylised fruit patterns in different vibrant shades of blues, greens, yellows, pinks and green. Please refer to the photographs.
Each piece is in really very good condition and there are no cracks, chips, crazing or restoration to the best of my knowledge. They do bare the three dot firing
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