Martin Boyd condiment pottery

Martin Boyd condiment pottery
made in Sydney, Australia c.1950s

This collection of Martin Boyd showcases some of the pottery’s other well-known designs: to date on this blog I’ve only included the two-toned pottery pieces.

The two cream jugs that bookend the image illustrate the handpainted ‘Australiana’ themes that Boyd is famous for. The jug to the left sports a grass tree, and the jug on the extreme right shows a worker in a field of bamboo. Both jugs have the beautiful pink background which is so associated with Boyd pottery.

In the middle of the image is a crimson double cruet set with bamboo handle; the mustard pot is lidded. To the rear and front of the group are pieces with a ‘dot’ design – another classic popular in the 50s. The jug is the same pink colour as the other jugs, and the salt and pepper shakers are the same crimson as the cruet set.

All the pieces are in excellent condition, with the exception of the grass tree jug which has a small chip on the pouring lip. I debated whether to buy and show this piece, but the beautiful rendering of the grass tree won me over.

For sale: $AUD150

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8 thoughts on “Martin Boyd condiment pottery

  1. Love Martin boyd pottery and especially these beautiful pink examples. The Australiana theme designs make them all the more desirable!

    • i will get my photographer to photograph the jugs up close, and post the image. i love the 50s australaiana graphics! and thanks, i read your ‘one lovely blog award’ – you were very kind! (particularly liked the title.)

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