Guy Boyd - Martin Boyd Pottery
Guy Boyd - The Martin Boyd Pottery 1950 - 1955
The Martin Boyd Pottery was set up by Guy Boyd and was named after his uncle, the writer Martin Boyd. It operated in Sydney from 1950 to 1955 and produced designer wares that were very popular with Architects and Interior Designers working in the “modern” style.
This set of six coffee cups and saucers c 1950’s, earthenware white glazed saucers and black glazed cups. Each cup is engraved on base with "Boyd / ( unreadable, possibly 'Guy' ), was purchased by Max Dingle as a birthday present for his Mother in the 1960’s. Purchased in Sydney, place forgotten, but knew that it was produced by Boyd. “my Mother on being told this immediately put the coffee set away in the “good” cupboard and it was never used”. The coffee set came (back) to the collection on the death of Mrs. Dingle.
Both the Museum of Applied Arts (Powerhouse) in Sydney and the National Gallery of Victoria hold similar examples of the coffee cup sets produced at the Martin Boyd Pottery in Neutral Bay, Sydney (1950 to 1955)