40s ceramic coasters

West German ceramic coasters, 1940sWest German coasters
made in 1940s

A fantastic set of ceramic coasters- made in the 40s-depicting in sketchy form the well-known scenes of: Japan, Venice, Spain, Berlin, Paris and Mexico.

Every troupe is here:
Japanese temple & Geisha
Gondola under the Bridge of Sighs
Bull fighting
Brandenburg Gate
Eiffel Tower and cafe
Cactus and guitar playing to Senorita.

The ceramic coasters are in excellent vintage condition and are for sale : $AU60

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Martin Boyd ramekins

Martin Boyd ramekins & saucersMartin Boyd ramekins made in Australia 1957 I have posted a set of Boyd ramekins previously, so look away now if you’ve read this before! 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 clear glaze that always separates the two toned pieces. The colours are quintessentially 50s. This set of six ramekins have matching saucers – which can be mixed and matched to suit your mood. For sale: $AUD285 Buy Now

Diana ramekins & condiment bowls [sold]

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

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

These fantastic 50s ramekins are all in good condition.  I love the way the ramekins, when stacked like this, resemble Daleks [the official nomenclature is ‘scroll ware’, but I can’t help thinking Dalekware.] Each ramekin is stamped “guaranteed ovenproof” and I have tested them and they are indeed still good for oven baking today.

Diana ramekins, a 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 other ceramics of the time, continued the trend of producing multi-coloured dinnerware that could be bought piece by piece- rather than a patterned or mono-chrome set. This meant that if a piece broke, it could be easily and cheaply replaced to make up the set.

Together with the condiment bowls, these ramekins would kick-start any Diana 50s collection. The set is for sale [8 ramekins & 7 condiment bowls]: $AUD155

Martin Boyd ramekins – part II

Martin Boyd ramekins – part II
made in Australia 1957

I have posted a set of Boyd ramekins previously, so look away now if you’ve read this before!

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 six ramekins have matching plates  – which can be mixed and matched to suit your mood.     For sale: $AUD285

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