1946 to 1963
14 cm in diameter
$150 for the pair
These ramekins were mass produced by Martin Boyd Potteries from 1946 to 1963.
Their varied colour combinations and lack of decoration set these bowls apart from the fine porcelain dinnerware with intricate designs typical of formal dinner sets of mid 20th century Australia. Handles made the Boyd ramekins appropriate for use at the kitchen table, in front of the television or outdoors, while their colour, design and good quality finish distinguished them from other mass produced crockery suitable for informal meals.
Set up by sculptor Guy Boyd (1923-1988, cousin of architect Robin Boyd) with Norma Flegg and others in Sydney around 1946-1948, the Martin Boyd Pottery (named after Guy’s uncle, novelist Martin Boyd) produced functional, plain coloured and hand-painted earthenware wares, including coffee sets and boxed ramekins.
The designs were suitable for casual lifestyles being adopted by Sydney and Melbourne modernists, and affordable prices made Martin Boyd wares popular with post-war homemakers.
Today Boyd ramekins are popular collectables, possibly due to their mix of Bauhaus-inspired simplicity combined with bright and unusual colour combinations.
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