50s souvenirware

Studio Anna and Martin Boyd jugStudio Anna pin dish, made in Sydney Australia c.1956
Martin Boyd jug, made in Sydney Australia c. 1954

I have posted quite a few Studio Anna and Martin Boyd pottery pieces on this blog- both very influential and now highly collectible potteries. Both potteries were pumping out souvenirware in the 50s- and this pin dish and jug are typical pieces of the time.

Warilla is a seaside suburb of Wollongong- famous for its- you guessed it – prawning. Studio Anna produced thousands of pin dishes in the 50s- for hundreds of coastal towns- so it was simply a matter of changing the town name. Meanwhile Martin Boyd pottery was pumping out stylized aboriginal motif pieces for the tourist trade.

Together these pieces made a nice vignette- but collectors- they are for sale: $AUD80

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70s dinner plates

Mikasa 'Indian Feast_Rising Sun' dinner platesMikasa ‘Indian Feast_Rising Sun’ dinner plates
made in Japan c. 1970s

I have featured a lot of Mikasa ceramics on my blog : not SO many from the 1970s. But I was really taken with this ‘Indian Feast_Rising Sun’ motif- so quintessentially- [in a good way]-70s.

The abstract forms, the colours- the fact that the plates are : “Oven to table to dishwasher”- it’s the best of the 70s for me. Form and function- and dishwasher proof- the triumberant. I have teamed the Mikasa plate with a recent acquisition- a West Germany Fat Lava jug in similar colourings also made in the 70s.

I have a set of six, unused Mikasa Indian Feast_Rising Sun dinner plates for all you 70s afficiandos and hipsters- for sale: $AUD80

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Remued art pottery [sold]

Australian pottery, RemuedRemued pottery vases
made in Melbourne, 1930s

Still in the land of Oz and celebrating Australiana art pottery with this collection from Remued. Remued was produced by Premier Pottery, in Melbourne- operating from 1929-1955.

Premier Pottery was always a decorative pottery- it has the distinction in Australia of never having operated as an industrial pottery. Remued pottery- which is now extremely collectible- is art ware, and considered a high point in Australian decorative pottery. See www.remued.com for more information.

The colourful drip glazes and free flowing lines of Remued pieces hark back to the arts and crafts and art-nouveaux periods, seen through an Australian lens of the late 1920s and early 30s. The pieces were all hand moulded and all bear the distinctive hand-rendered ‘Remued’ signature on the base. All four pieces are in excellent condition.

This set is for sale: $AUD180