50s ramekins

Martin Boyd ramekins [8]Martin Boyd ramekins
made in Australia 1957

The Boyds are a famous Australian family of artists. Martin Boyd pottery started in Cremorne, Sydney in 1946- but Martin doesn’t exist, instead it was Guy [Martin] Boyd who was the chief ceramicist. The pottery was in operation from 1946-1964, with 1957-58 being the peak production period.

All Martin Boyd pottery is made [and signed by hand] so there is a slight variation between any pieces in a set. The pottery is instantly recognisable from the edge band of unglazed pottery that always separates the two toned pieces. The colours are quintessentially 50s.

This set of eight ramekins is in excellent condition – it has never been used. The person I bought the set from told me they were her mothers who bought them new in 1957. She decided they were too lovely to ever be used for such a prosaic purpose as soup- and put them on display.

This set of Martin Boyd signed  ramekins is for sale: $AUD255

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3 thoughts on “50s ramekins

  1. Well Martin Boyd may have felt he didn’t exist. His novel Lucinda Brayford sold 500,000 copies in the US but in Brenda Niall’s biography of the Boyds she states the he may have been annoyed to find his name on a Pottery Works in Sydney.I have just acquired 4 of the beautiful ramekins mentioned in your post all with the Martin Boyd inscription on the Base. I have others with Guy Boyd signatures.

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