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Posted 5 years ago


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Here are a few more that I have. The plate with the The three aborigines hunters sitting 'out bush' is the first piece of Martin Boyd pottery that I bought and that set me off, I picked it up in a charity shop about 15 years ago for $8 dollars, and set me off!! is one the of two largest plates I have being... 39cm (just over 15 inches) in diameter. The other large plate, also! of Three hunters is in my first posting of Martin Boyd plates. Many thanks for looking.


  1. inky inky, 5 years ago
    Thank you Bellin68, I'm pleased you like them too!
  2. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
    Four fabulous MB's. Thanks for sharing them inky!
  3. inky inky, 5 years ago
    Thank you... vetraio50. I which I was around when you were selling your collection off, I bet you had some wonderful pieces.
  4. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
    My best was an unglazed head of an indigenous man. It was a large charger about 18 inches across. I've never seen another like it. Mind you I let one get away at the Collector's Market in Sydney last Sunday. It was a mediaeval head of a woman with braided blonde hair. I discussed it with my mate Alex and went back and it had been snapped up. Beautiful painting.
    The only things I have kept are a Neil Douglas AMB hunting scene and a small dish by David and Hermia Boyd. Both are small. But I congratulate you on the pieces you have shown. I love the "Dreamtime" figures and those landscapes are magic too!
  5. inky inky, 5 years ago
    Thank you vetraio50!.....bad luck with head. I would love to have a Neil Douglas plate, but! well out of my price range unless I get lucky in a charity shop, here's... more than hoping!...:-)... I love his style. I do have a small 'A-M-Boyd' plate that I will post later to share, it's of a bush scene with an echidna, I have no ideas of it's worth and would love to know-ish!, it's easier with my other plates. Also would you know if there is somewhere I could find out about the artist who painted all these lovely plates?
  6. inky inky, 5 years ago
    Will later..promise,.... husband demanding to be fed....:-)
  7. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
    A new science. There are people I know who have details and I will get back on it. The AMB's are not always signed but Neil Douglas, John Perceval & John Howley are the usual suspects. Values these days are determined by "signed = premium"; but who cares about values?
    Check out this site for some fabulous photos of Neil D

    In one of the books on MB there is even talk that the actor Rod Taylor worked in the early days painting some of the pieces. But there are more and more pieces coming to light with signatures. In that early collection of mine I had only one signed piece. It was a Dutch plate.
  8. inky inky, 5 years ago
    Thank you Scandinavian... I'm really pleased you like them, I just love the bright colours and the naiveverty!! of the drawing, my favourite is the first one in the first posting and also the last one above as it was the beginning!.....:-)
  9. inky inky, 5 years ago
    vetraio50....I have been reading the links you gave me re: the Boyd's...extremely interesting but! the thing that really got me interested was the Merric Boyd and Hatton Beck links at the bottom of the Jean Langley page.

    In a charity shop a few years ago I picked up a fabulous!... huge and very heavy jug that has a lovely rich reddy purple high gloss glaze, signed 'Hatton Beck' and dated 1940 something (I think, will confirm later) it shows very much the influence of Merric Boyd.... in fact! very similar to a photo seen in his story, (pottery link at the top of his page), " Jug with Apples - 1931".

    I will post it tomorrow when I get can a good photo.

    Thank you for the links.
  10. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
    Excellent. I'm looking forward to seeing it!
    I think those pages have developed since I last saw them.
    I will get the camera out and do a little session on some other Oz stuff I have.
  11. inky inky, 5 years ago
    Thank you lundy!
  12. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
    Hi inky! I've just been looking at some artists names from Martin Boyd: I found out that Bernard Sahm the noted potter worked there briefly in 1949. He joined his wife Pam Court who was already working there. But I also found this reference to New Zealand and MB:
    Of note:
    In 1956 a campaign was initiated by the Australian Government and headed by the Australian Minister for Trade, John McEwan, with the aim of boosting Australian exports worldwide. In New Zealand, the large department store Milne and Choyce Ltd. held a fashion parade and Australian exhibition. The exhibition (the proposal for which was described in a letter from Milne and Choyce to the Martin Boyd Pottery in January of 1956) featured such aspects of Australian life as the National Court of Australia, a sports pavilion with photographs and souvenirs, Aboriginal implements, paintings by Albert Namatjira and Australian ceramics "...We will, also of course, be devoting considerable window and store display space to your fine product."
  13. inky inky, 5 years ago
    vetraio50. vetraio50. Thanks heaps!!! for this, extremely interesting.... I'm going around my plates comparing initials....:-)
  14. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
    My list of artists so far:

    David, Boyd.
    Hermia Lloyd Jones (later Hermia Boyd)
    Peter Rushforth.
    Duncan Miller
    Norma Flegg
    Leonard Flegg
    Ronald Flegg
    Maria ?
  15. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
    There's also this guy who collects ramekins and calls himself the "rameking":
  16. inky inky, 5 years ago
    Many thanks walksoftly ~ ozmarty and Manikin!...:-)
  17. inky inky, 4 years ago
    Many thanks mustangtony...:-)
  18. inky inky, 4 years ago
    Many thanks nldionne ~ Moonstonelover21 and Manikin....:-)

  19. Caperkid Caperkid, 2 years ago
    Great artworks.

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