Diana ramekins & condiment bowls

Diana ramekins & condiment bowls
made in Australia c. 1950s

I have posted before about Diana, a Marrickville [Sydney] pottery that produced from 1940 to 1975. I live very close to Marrickville, so became fascinated with this pottery and um…collected…a…bit…of it….. ..  .. . .

These fantastic 50s ramekins are all in good condition – with the exception of the bottom square blue ramekin, which has two tiny nicks in its rim [zoom in on image, you’ll see them.] I love the way the ramekins, when stacked like this, resemble Daleks [the official nomenclature is ‘scroll ware’, but I can’t help thinking Dalek ware.]

The ramekins, that quintessential 50s soup accoutrement, came in either a square or round shape with scroll handle. Diana made sure that all the 50s colours were represented, and like the Martine Boyd ramekins [also below] started the trend towards multi-coloured dinnerware that could be bought piece by piece- rather than a patterned, unified set. Together with the condiment bowls, these ramekins would kick-start any Diana 50s collection.      For sale: $AUD275

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8 thoughts on “Diana ramekins & condiment bowls

  1. Hi! I have 5 of the square ramekins that I have been using since i was a kid in the 60’s and I am very attached to them. THe pink one broke many years ago and I noticed today that the yellow is cracked so I decided to google and found this blog. I had no idea how gorgeous the range was. Are you intersted in selling some of these or do youwant to keep the full set complete ?

    • After all this time I was talking to my mother about these and thought I’d see if they were still available. I am actually still interested if you have them and in the meantime I have moved very close to Marrickville too so it would be easy for me to come and get them.

      • that’s great carolyn; they are certainly still available. how wonderful that you have moved closed to the place where Diana was produced!

        why don’t we set up a time for you to come and view/choose some of this Diana collection? if you email me: reretroblog@gmail.com – we can discuss a suitable time. edwina

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