This 14-piece set SOLD in 2012 for AUD $119. Today in 2021 I’d price the exact same set including the 8 saucers at around AU $150. It’s VERY hard to get the matching saucers with these bowls. NOTE that all our prices are in Australian dollars (which is significantly less in American dollars). This listing has been uploaded for research purposes and so that sellers know the types of items we’re aiming to stock.


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This suite SOLD in 2012 for $119 for all 14 pieces (the SIX Martin Boyd ramekins and EIGHT underplates). Today in 2021, I’d price this suite at around $150 AUD. It’s very hard to get the matching saucers with these. I’ve not seen a set with the matching saucers for many years now.

Background Info and Provenance

(This description was written in 2012. Some information may be time-sensitive.)

A set of SIX Martin Boyd ramekins AND saucers. This suite also includes a bonus 2 Martin Boyd saucers so that colours can be mixed and matched. The ramekins are signed to base, Martin Boyd. The matching saucers were not signed- therefore most went astray, getting separated from the ramekins over the years. It is very hard to find a set of SIX ramekins with saucers- this is the only set of 6 I’ve had in 10 years of buying and selling. Martin Boyd’s work has a large band of enthusiastic followers and collectors. The colourful ramekin sets have been highly sought-after for years, a reminder of a bygone era known for its flamboyance and fun. After the Second World War, the 1950’s became a decade of experimentation. Artists created new space-age shapes and used a variety of fun colours. This is why the Martin Boyd ramekins are so collectable- they’re the epitome of 1950’s styling. I love the simple but stylish shape and the different colours allow for fun experimentation with mixing and matching the pieces.

Martin Boyd pottery plays an important role in Australian design history and as such various pieces have been acquired by the Powerhouse Museum. The Powerhouse Museum has also assembled a comprehensive history of this iconic Australian pottery business. This pottery firm was set up by Guy Martin Boyd in Sydney in 1946. The firm reached its heyday around 1956 and by this time it had a range of 177 items on their Price List. In this year, Martin Boyd Pottery was featured in the QANTAS publication, “Airways” and  Fox Movietone News made a newsreel about the Pottery, which was released in all Sydney cinemas. By 1958 Martin Boyd Pottery employed 80-85 people making it one of Australia’s most successful home décor businesses ever.

These ramekins have been a mainstay for years showing up in various cool mid-century interiors in the trendy magazines and on various TV shows. (They look very cool displayed on a mid-century sideboard.) After much of today’s home décor has ended up as landfill this iconic suite from the 1950’s will be passed onto yet another owner- a celebration of a bygone era and symbol that when something has been done well with heart and soul, it will lives on. There are very few better ways to invest in your home and our environment.


Every piece in this set is in excellent VINTAGE condition. This set is about 60 years old so shows signs of age and use but nothing that is noticed or spoils the set. The suite shows various degrees of crazing which is to be expected. None of this crazing spoils the suite or is of any concern. Average crazing is shown in our close-up photos on one saucer. One ramekin has a feint paint mark that occurred during manufacture (this is shown in the photos). One plate has a tiny flea-bite to one edge- it’s not noticeable and not really worthy of mention but its best to be thorough. Most of the saucers and ramekins are a perfect match in colour- I can’t decide if two were sold like that at the time or were put together later. All the under-plates are certainly Martin Boyd pieces and you get a bonus two under-plates in this sale. The pieces are all hand-made so the ramekins weights vary from 167grams to 178grams. The under-plates vary from 122grams to 142grams. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ The diameter of the cups including the handle is 13.5cm- they have a height of 6cm. The saucers have a diameter of 14cm. Read my 1200+ ebay feedback comments. (ALL are for vintage furniture/decorative art SALES- 100 or so are from repeat customers). This is your guarantee that I strive to describe all my items as accurately as I can and I will not stock items unless they are in excellent condition.
PICK-UP . . . from 30 or 40 minutes North of BRISBANE city is accepted but postage is preferred as my home is hard to find. Because of this I will nominate a friend or family member for you to collect the item from if you need collection. Pick-up in person must be worked out prior to purchase- thank you. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ POSTAGE is offered internationally. All our Decorative Arts pieces are delivered through AUSTRALIA POST. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ POSTAGE ESTIMATES. . . . ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ To BRISBANE- most of our pieces cost $15 - $18 to send. . . To SYDNEY or MELBOURNE- Small Vase- around $20 - $23, Medium Vase- around $20 - $25, Large Vase- around $24 - $30. Let us know if you need an EXACT COST for postage prior to purchase. The above postage estimates include $2.95 for a signature on delivery. . . INSURANCE against being lost or broken in transit up to the value of $200 is included in the estimates above. If your vase is cheaper or more expensive than $200 this will effect your postage fee slightly. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ A BOXING FEE of $3.00 is included in the fee above to cover the cost of searching for and storing used packing materials. With the millions of cardboard boxes that end up as landfill every year we don’t believe in supporting the manufacture of boxes for post. Instead of buying new boxes and packing materials and passing this cost onto our customers we spend considerable time sourcing used boxes and then fashioning boxes to fit each item. We do the same for bubble-wrap and foam pieces. This requires a large investment of time, energy, ingenuity, organization and storage space- it is much easier and cheaper to buy new packing materials but I can’t justify taking the easy way out when so much packing material ends up polluting our earth. Our $3.00 charge does little to pay for the time (and storage) needed do this and to pack your item (there is also the time needed to get your package to the post office). This is something we’re happy to do for our customers and the environment. We appreciate your support in this area.
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