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Perceval, John

During May, we added 25 new topics. More mysteries were solved through hard work by members and we found a pottery club with its own impressed mark. I added entries for Ron Rowe and Jan Twyerould after personal contact during the month. As a background project, I began adding linked entries to B potters in Australian Potters Marks. This led me to the Boyds and I spent some time drafting entries for members of this extended family and their associates. The Early Australian Pottery group  also includes the Boyds within its scope. Luckily as we use the same platform, it is easy to share images between the two groups. The Boyds also belong to the Art world so I’m glad we now have a record of their craft origins in Australian Potters’ Marks. The Guy Boyd and Martin Boyd potteries were substantial commercial businesses in Melbourne and Sydney and this also needed to be documented. Slip-cast works signed ‘Martin Boyd’ or ‘Guy Boyd’ were factory-made and the author Martin Boyd never made pottery.

Illustrated: John Perceval’s painted ‘P’ mark on one of a pair of ramekins.

Here are the topics added or substantially updated in May 2014:


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  1. Hi Judith there is always something very interesting in your emails. I have a story about John Perceval. He lived in Murrumbeena, a suburb about 10 miles from the Melbourne CBD. The Boyds had a rambling house just 2 streets away from the station. Adjacent to the railway station was a petrol station. In the 50’s service was service filling petrol by servo staff. JP asked fill it up – the reply was NO until you pay up front. JP then paid with pottery not un-similar to the rammekins illustrated. by the way those 2 rammekins are very rare not like the glossy enamelled ones JP and Arthur Boyd signed produced at the Guy Boyd factory. I have a Nat Gallery of Aust. publication Titled Artists names ( 1800 – 1980) I dont believed it is a commercial printing as the pages have been bound by hand, It includes some 3000 artists, potters, sculptors etc names . i have no need for it now perhaps you may like to buy it $35 plus postage regards Vic Langsam

    Date: Mon, 2 Jun 2014 02:28:10 +0000 To: viclangsam@hotmail.com


    Posted by Vic Langsam | June 3, 2014, 4:29 pm

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